Legacy OS 4 Mini needs only 800 MHz & 256 MB

EENpup 2010 Mini Beta has beeb rebranded as Legacy OS 4 Mini. The distribution should run OK with most of the hardware made in the 21st century.

New to Legacy OS what’s with the name? Legacy OS as the name suggests is a Linux Distribution designed to run on obsolete Legacy Hardware. A User should be able to bring back to life a PC or Laptop running a Pentium III or 4 Processor. This release of Legacy OS is targeted at users running a minimum of the following: Pentium III 800Mhz Processor with 256Mb’s of Ram with a minimum of 4GB for the Hard Drive. Those with the last generation of Pentium 4 Processors with 1GB of Ram and a 40GB plus size Hard Drive will enjoy applications that open fast and run fast.

I'm not sure if I would enjoy using some of the default applications on a box that barely meets the technical requirements. For example, if you really need to have flash and Firefox you should at least consider getting hardware that has a bit more RAM and processing power.

For more information and download links, see the Puppy Linux Discussion Forum.

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