Many of us still have old computers at home / office. I have one. I use my old Celeron 1.1Ghz with 256Mb RAM for torrent downloads. Although I prefer CentOS for servers & Ubuntu on laptop I recommend SliTaz for old computers.
Reason being its very small & fast enough to not let me realize that its booting on my old computer.
On my PC SliTaz took 50 seconds to completely boot from CD.
Took 110 seconds for installation on HDD
Took 20 seconds to boot using HDD.
This was my first trial & I am going to stick to this distro for few months. Apart from speed & small size it has all the normal features that one needs e.g torrent client, wireless support, office, image, multimedia applications. Also you can download packages from its web.
SliTaz GNU/Linux is a free operating system working completely in memory from removeable media such as a cdrom or USB key. It is light, speedy and fully installable on a hard drive. SliTaz is distributed in the form of a LiveCD that you can easily burn to a cdrom and boot from. When the system is running you can eject the LiveCD and use your CD drive for other tasks. The Live system provides a fully-featured, working graphical distro and lets you keep your data and personal settings on persistent media. The system can be extended with the Tazpkg package manager and security updates are provided for the cooking and stable versions.
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