Last weekend a friend of mine, told me he needed help with an old computer a friend gave him. He is a person with few computer knowledge, since it is his 1st pc.
The pc had Windows ME, it is a Celereron 633Mhz with 128Mb, and a hardrive of 4Gb. Off course we had to make ME go for a walk, very old os, no update anymore, etc, etc. We could go for win xp, but not for sale anymore, and piracy its out of the question, of course all other win's were excluded from the beginning due to hardware limitations.
First OS i tried was Xubuntu, but since it has less than 256Mb, i had to install it with alternative iso. It took about 1,5 hours to install it, and when it boot for the 1st time, it was sloooowwww, very sloooowwwww.
I allready knew Puppy, but I had a few troubles with network management since after boot all the option where gone and you know.....
But Puppy Linux 4.3 is diferent, it just took about 10 minutes to install, and voila, is all there..... Damn, it was easy to install.
Live Puppy was fast, but in the hardrive is even faster, because we have a lot of free ram (ok, 100 Megs its not a lot, but is more than 50% of this computer ram).
Puppy has a lot of tools, Seamonkey web browser, Gnumeric, Abiword, Inkscape, Gxine for movies, Aqualung music player, ..... and all things you need... and beautiful looks...
My friend was amazed that a old pc could be that fast.....
He doesnt have internet connection yet, but this week we'll see it fly on the web.
So, i got the wave, and installed it on my asus eeePC 701.... Oh my god, and i tought Crunchbang was fast..... Of course it is a more stripped distro, but for the use I want, its ok.
So, if you dont have a old pc, it is ok for you to try in your Dual core Pc, it is live OS, and due to Kernel version 22.214.171.124 it will sure support it.