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Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer

I have an old PC with 196MB RAM, 20GB HDD, 466MHz Intel Celeron processor.

I want this PC to run 24/7 for torrent download/uploading and have RDP access to my other computers (Ubuntu and XP) in network.

I tried installing Kubuntu 9.10, but installation didn't proceed.

Which version of Linux version can work for me to run above applications?

Thanks.

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Can you give more detail about why installation of Kubuntu 9.10 didn't proceed –  pavium May 8 '11 at 8:49
    
Installation hangs on that machine, I left it overnight but no luck. But Windows XP works on that machine. –  harik May 8 '11 at 10:20
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Puppy Linux is specially tailored for older hardware.

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Thanks for the post. I used only Ubuntu from last two years. The package manager is a nice one with Ubuntu. I don't know how we can add new applications to other versions of Linux. I'm trying Lubuntu, hope it works. –  harik May 8 '11 at 12:06
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Lubuntu, which I'd personally recommend because today's support for Ubuntu is rather good and the package-management is easy etc.

Lubuntu is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs.

A Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MiB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with Lubuntu.

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Thanks for the post. I'm downloading it, let me try Lubuntu. –  harik May 8 '11 at 12:02
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