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 PostPost subject: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:55 am 
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Hi peeps

I have an old custom build PC from around the year 2002. its basic specs are :

Windows Server 2008 Standard (hoping to whipe as I cant get an internet connection through my wireless dongle)
Intel Pentium 3b 1Ghz
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40gb HDD

I feel like testing a beta and would like to know your opinion on what I should load on it. Any ideas?

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:01 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:11 am 
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what build? stable if possible :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:13 am 
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I suggest 2419(Last build with Watercolor), 2250, 2202(Neptune with modifications and no activity center :x ), and 2462 or 2428 (First build with Luna).

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Hi peeps

I have an old custom build PC from around the year 2002. its basic specs are :

Windows Server 2008 Standard (hoping to whipe as I cant get an internet connection through my wireless dongle)


Wifi isnt enabled by default. Havent played with Server 08 since .. well ... 08, but google on how to enable, I think its in server manager.


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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:24 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:43 pm 
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I comfirm that Neptune is a very good choice for this PC. i use it on a celeron 600


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what build of neptune? and was neptune windows 98?

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Neptune is build 5111 and that's the only build. It's very similar to Windows 2000 since it's based on the NT Kernel(NepTune). Also accepts Windows 98 keys

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:47 pm 
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If you up-ed the ram to 512Mb then Longhorn 3718 would have been great, but with 378Mb of Ram, Early whistler builds, or maybe the whistler server betas would be great

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:24 pm 
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I was thinking of putting 512mb ram in but it would cost £25 for a stick of ddr1 512mb from my local shop :(

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:43 pm 
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^^ but if you were able to get the ram you open the door for being able to try a bunch of other builds as well, the 512 stick would help you tuns in this case, tis almost worth coughing up the £25....one of my test machines has 512MB ram in it and it can handle any older betas i ever threw at it...

you have a great test pc for older builds though!

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:50 pm 
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Well it was my birthday yesterday so I can pay for one now :) Ill probably get one later this week. :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:45 am 
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Neptune is defiantly a solid choice, but if you are looking for something
non-windows and really fun to install/run I would try BEOS 5.. it is
pretty much abandoned development wise but there is still a huge community
that are willing to help install and configure.


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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:52 pm 
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I suggest either Memphis or whistler!


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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:38 pm 
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I would actually be really tempted to put Windows NT 3.1 on a machine like that.

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:52 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:02 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:59 am 
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On this computer... Longhorn 4028 or 4074 with fixes. Very speed is Whistler, but i have 2416 and 2419, and many programs doesn't work. (PS What build of Whistler is most compatible?)

Try Memphis beta 2 - very stable and speed (work on my old comp - CPU 200MHz, RAM 64Mb)


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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:55 pm 
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OPENSTEP 4.2 for x86
Rhapsody x86

It actually might be too new for Rhapsody x86. Rhapsody came out around 1998, with very few drivers.

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(PS What build of Whistler is most compatible?)

Build 2600, also known as Windows XP RTM/Sp1/SP1a/Sp2/Sp3

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 PostPost subject: Re: good beta on an old computer?        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:28 am 
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Windows 2000 SP4 would be your best bet because it supports later versions of programs like office 2003 compared to neptune which only supports up to office xp.


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