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radeon is the GPU.

To get CPU and MEM & GPU Info do:
Code:
#: lscpu
#: lsmem
#: lspci
I have a filling Since you have a radeon GPU, your CPU should have acceptable characteristics.

Yes Puppy Linux is your friend for all CPU and Low ram. In fact Busterdog the one I suggest previously, is from the family of Debiandog. Witch to catch up all the goodness of Puppy Linux.

Now let may clarify something. Old PC should handle most daily use requirements. Never the less Low Ram means that new Browsers will not run or run very slow. If video is involved you will have slow PC too.
Let me give you a sample: Youtube will be almost impossible to work.
But Browsing this forum will be of no problem.

Security Updates.
If you are a guy that give REAL importance to Security Updates the Old PC are not your thing.

But my point is: Be willing to forget on Security Updates and high requirements of current browsers. Do those things on your New PC.
Then use this Old PC for your Daily work or to Test new Ideas. It will work just fine.

Puppy Linux is ok. But for old PC my choice is to run the lowest Debian that still works.
If you go to:
Code:
https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
You can see that strech is still LTS
Version support architecture schedule
Debian 9 “Stretch” i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 July 6, 2020 to June 30, 2022

Now It is possible to run even oldest versions. But you will not have security updates.

Another thing I prefer, on old PC try to stay with i686. There are CPU that do not like AMD64.
AMD64 is only needed if you want to use more than 4GB. But you said you have only 2GB. i686 will be fine.

Lets say I convince you on Debiandogs. then try:
Code:
https://github.com/fredx181/StretchDog/releases/download/v2.0/StretchDog32-openbox_xfce-jwm-2017-10-10.iso
from
https://debiandog.github.io/doglinux/zz02stretchdog.html
Look in the Left panel. There are choices for the rest old and new ones.

CDroms are slow starting. But I suggest you try it. I prefer on a USB better. Then you can see how the OS operates. In the future you will know if that is for you. Then commit it to the HDD.

Last edited by cayoenrique; 31-12-2021 at 01:57..
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