Which edition of linux to download

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    I have been asked to get some of our village primary school PC's ready for disposal if possible for sale. I have already reformated some RM all in one PC's and downloaded Mint 12 ready so that can be sold. I now have other RM PC's which are a lot older and only have a CD player on them so am reduced to a operating system of 700mb or less is there anything out there in Linux that will do the job. The reason is that there is information on the drives about children so cannot be aloud to be removed from the school without the drives being wiped and a new OS installed. The proceeds sale of the PC is going towards the purchase of the new PC sweet and my time doing this is for free for the school.
     
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    Mint 12 KDE has been the easiest one for me to understand so far.

    Distrowatch has a link.
     
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    This will give you a ultra clean hdd.

    http://www.dban.org/

    This has lots of handy tools.Will wipe your drive. Set up partitions before an install(much quicker than using a distros installer).

    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start

    This is easy to set up and use with pretty good documentation. An it will fly on an older pc.

    http://sblinux.org/antix/index.html

    Salix has pretty good documentation. Should fly along.

    http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home

    Any of the Puppy's will do. Macpup is a neat fast one.

    http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyVersion

    If the pc's are going on to kids this is well worth a look. Lots of stuff for kids and a full os aswell.
    You could give folks a Live cd with each pc or install DoudouLinux to the hdd.

    http://www.doudoulinux.org/web/engl...ced-tools/article/installing-doudoulinux.html

    Have fun [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the replies and interest, I did not realise there were so many versions of Linux:cool: so will investigate, thanks guys :thumb:
     
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    :bow:Once gang thank you all for your help, links and suggestions they have been very useful and after much research and consideration I am going with Mr Mucks link for Linux Puppy as it is very light and will work well with RAM of only 256mb. So it will be down to the School tomorow and start to download PUPPY:thumb::lol::cheers: on to all those old PC's. Once again thanks for all the help.:D
     
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    You might find this useful.

    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/linux/articles/125205.aspx

    There are a lot of very handy tips etc for a newcomer to pups.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Mr Boot, we can all give our opinions, but I would go with Abarb and Urmas, they are out resident Linux people. Although when it comes to Mint I have followed FBS :D
     
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    Kind words and thanks. However I am not anywhere near Urmas's level of expertise in GNU/Linux.

    Looks like Puppy has been chosen going by bootneck02's post. I have tried MacPup and Slacko.
    Mac pup as it uses the E17 desktop environment which is really slick and fast.
    Salcko or Puppy53 as it is based on Salckware and has some very interesting features.

    Mint apparently is a very good distro but I have never used it. I am not really interested in any of the buntu's and would rather invest time in Debian or Debian derivatives as all the buntu's are based on it.

    Playing with penguins is good fun and a cheap hobby. Happy splashing. [​IMG]
     
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    :thumb:Well decision made and thank you everyone for the assistance and pointing me in the right direction. I have decided that I will use Lubuntu because it is a 688mb download and will go on a CD, it only requires a low RAM and will run well on 256mb RAM, it is based on Ubuntu and there is much software that will run on it. Once again all for the helpand advice:bow: Could one of the administrators please close this thread. Thanks.:cheers:
     
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    we don't normally close threads, unless they being spammed, however, I haven't closed one today, so ...

    :user:
     
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