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    DSL was nice for me. I put it on a laptop with a dead hard drive booting from cd. I also played with knoppix. I am now using kanotix on a 1G celeron with 256M ram. Kanotix is good and only 1 disk and is upgradeable to a full blown debian distro once its installed.

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    how about a PCMCIA CD Drive?

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    Hi..

    Have you heard 'amacdys'. it have been long since its' update. not even 0.2.3 or something.. But if want just give it a try ok??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibeni05
    Hi..

    Have you heard 'amacdys'. it have been long since its' update. not even 0.2.3 or something.. But if want just give it a try ok??


    yea but you need a pentium 90mhz or faster to play MP3s

    you might be able to play some MP3 in mono on a 486dx 100mhz

    there is just not much to do on a 486 - I would just install windows 95
    and play old windows games and dos games -

    But that floppy image may let you play with the command line - but
    I am shure a lot was removed to fit in the space of a floppy

    On a side note I used Mpxplay on dos years ago to play MP3s it
    worked good - but you still need a faster computer

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    I'm not bashing your idea, but there is not much you can do with Linux running at that speed. There are lots of cool little "linux boxes" you could make with it, but it wouldn't really be that good of a taste. In my opinion you need a computer with some decent clockspeed really appreciate it.

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    Check craigslist....

    Always something good there..

    My friend just picked up a P133 Laptop fully functional for $25.00

    Peace,

    Rafster

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