I run Linux on a 701c with 24mb of ram. I started with Pygmy Linux, which is still
available, though it's not longer being developed. Pygmy Linux was
built from Slackware 7.1, I believe. I downloaded files from an older Slackware 7.1
mirror for X and for compiling. A file in the distro, "PygmyHelp" has details.
I'm able to run Icewm or Enlightenment (though it's a stretch here.)
Downloaded Opera 6 for web browsing, Mutt for email comes with
Pygmy, and I use slrn for usenet. All run pretty well on this old machine.
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