I have some old PCs runnning on my business. And by old I mean PENTIUM-3 800 MHZ and AMD DURON 950 MHZ, with 256MB RAM.
They are running my business software today on Windows XP. I want to run Linux on them.
But today's Linuxes versions require at least 512MB on RAM.
Side note: I know that SWAP and RAM have HUGE speed difference. But with Windows, the performance is already bad. Here goes my question :)
Can I run these new linuxes (Lubntu, for example, which is lightweight) with low RAM but with large SWAP areas? For this consider that I have no disk space problem.
If I do, here comes a general question (for the sake of question, forget about performance here): how low can I go on RAM that the SWAP area will cover the RAM-defficiency? Can I run a Linux only by SWAP?