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    hey you may remember me saying i've got an old and crappy Windows 98 computer from Compaq. Well, i figured maybe since Windows XP is way bigger and "system heavy" as opposed to OSX, that i should move to a slimmer OS. So whats a slim OS that i can use easily? Oh btw, i was wondering if there was a way i could either turn my 2.0 PSP USB cable to be able to be used with my 1.0 or 1.1 USB drive. Or if i could buy something that turns the 1.0 or 1.1 into a 2.0. Thanks! Oh and could you please PM me a link to the OS you believe i should install on that junker (if you could). Thanks again
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    Any linux is fast. Puppy linux is really small. I would go with that, that way you would have alot more room for other things.
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    ubuntu (or kubuntu if you like kde rather than gnome) is pretty decent, based off debian so you get all the goodies like apt-get and all that jazz. What exactly are the specs of the machine? you could prolly install os x on it if you wanted to. I have a 1.6 ghz celeron toshiba satellite with 512mb ram that I run os x on, and it still runs twice as fast as windows. There's a minimalist distro one of my friends was talkin about, I'll see if I can get the name from him.
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    ive heard linux isnt as user friendly as windows is
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    well it depends on the distro, typically it's got a steep learning curve, but like ubuntu is prolly the most noobie friendly distro. and for pbd, are you familiar with the linux environment? If so, I would recommend damn small linux. It uses the fluxbox desktop environment that kinda looks like the love child of OS X and Vista. and it's debian based like ubuntu as well.

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    YES, dam small linux is also really really good. Hell I have it running on an old p3 and its on par with my gamming computer speed. No lie. If you can stand the somewhat tacky looking interface, go linux. Oh yeh with linux you cant game at all. Other than Unreal Tournament, your screwed for gaming.

    I would say try out Knopics. Its a straight boot up cd. Try it, see if you like it. All it does is run off your ram.
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    yeah you can, ever heard of cedega? it's a wine system designed for directx, it'll even run steam and hl2, and they have a linux version of doom 3. and I kinda like the fluxbox interface. If you're wanting a bootable cd environment, try a live cd/dvd of one of the popular distro's, I like dyne:bolic a lot better than knoppix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8thegr8
    yeah you can, ever heard of cedega? it's a wine system designed for directx, it'll even run steam and hl2, and they have a linux version of doom 3. and I kinda like the fluxbox interface. If you're wanting a bootable cd environment, try a live cd/dvd of one of the popular distro's, I like dyne:bolic a lot better than knoppix.
    What the, your the king of linux! Lol, I havent gotten that much into it, you seem like you know what your doing! Tell me then, would it be stupid to put linux on my gaming comp? Would I beable to play cod2?
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    I think it depends on what the directx requirements are, if you check on cedega's site, I think they have a compatibility list. I googled it and it looks like it'll work, but I can't get the page to load cuz my school's gay, and won't fix the damn net. best thing to do, is shrink your windows partition using partition magic (I think version 7 is freely distributable) and create new partitions on that disk to dual boot it until you get everything situated and used to it, then you can delete the windows partition if you feel compelled to do so.
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    okay guys, thanks a whole lot for all of this info. Basically the system is a waste of space. And i dont have anything in my room except a TV, my bed, and my desk basically. I love any computer, but this is comp from hell. Its described as a:
    Compaq Presario Internet PC. thats right, all it was meant to do was internet. On a fucking dial-up connection (which i dont have!) I am totally desperate for a place to manage my PSP files, and thats what this system is supposed to be dedicated to do. Its got a CD drive and a floppy drive in the front. In the back all that is available is the printer jack and the one USB 1.0 or 1.1 or whatever it is that i got on that machine... lemme see if i can find the specs i think that i posted on this forum...
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    time to upgrade. can get a used older tower for 100 bucks with all the modern ports and features and just reuse your monitor and keyboard. example:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-DIMENSION-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/emachines-T3882-...QQcmdZViewItem

    its basic, but u could upgrade to a dvd burner or something if u wanted later on. all u really need right now is a comp to surf the net and handle psp files as well as maybe do school papers on.
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    well definately go with linux, as you can easily use the toolchain and sdk in case you ever decide to get into dev'n. damn small is literally that, damn small, it takes up like 40mb, so it'd be perfect for you. DON'T GO WITH EMACHINES!!!! EVEN MORE SHITTY THAN COMPAQ!!! They kill motherboards like no one else can, I swear, last summer all I did was replace those damn things. At one time, we had 7 of em in the shop, all with the same problems, bad mobo and/or bad cpu. and did you notice the shipping on the first one? $80! still not bad though, just the hdd and ram is prolly close to that.
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    was just a example of what u can get for the price. i mean, dell offers fully loaded basic pc's for under $500 so why not be able to get just the tower for 100-200 bucks? i agree about the emachines though. ive heard nothing good about them
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    yeah, as a matter of fact, I'm positive we've done orders for customers before for new towers from dell, and they usually run about $200 shipped. not the greatest, but not the worst either.
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    better then what he has, and it will do what he wants and more. i wouldnt try to play any games on those basic rigs though
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