"Pete" <psmaley@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm just reinstalling a fairly basic (by modern standards!) PC for a youth
> charity to use. It will mainly be used for Word/Excel and a bit of web
> browsing via 56k dial up.
> It is a 333MHz Cyrix M II CPU , 75MHz bus, 10GB HDD. Currently it has
> only 64MB of RAM, but I'm fairly sure I can increase that once I've had a
> dig around in my cupboard for some spare sticks :o)
> Assuming I increase the amount of RAM (lets say to around 256MB), which OS
> would people recommend I install? I've got versions of Windows 95, 98SE,
> ME, 2000 and XP.
> (Windows has been requested over Linux as it'll be used mostly by kids so
> they want the s/w to be familiar.)
boot it (or win98) from a CD
save all dynamic info to/from a USB stick.
Or join your local freecycle, place a WANTED request for a meatier
PC, dump XP/2k on it and lite it up http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html
On my local freecycle revently there's been a few 21" CRTs and several
1.7gig+ PCs, all going for free to a good home.
IME, it'll be stolen or wrecked within weeks so don't fuss too much over it.