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November 29, 2010

Ancient PC's

I'm looking to setup some old computers as content players, displaying power point presentations. These systems will be older computers, somewhere in the Pentium 2-Pentium 4 era, and will be used only to play PPT files, as well as possibly some video files. What flavor of linux would you recommend that can run on an old computer without utilizing too much of it's system resources, and do any of you have a recommendation for a PPT player that will work well on such a system and be able to display things like transitions and such in today's versions of power point? I'm plugging the computer into a TV and running the presentation 24/7 with exception to updating the PPT file on occasion, so the system won't be used for anything else. I just want to make sure it doesn't run the PPT or potential videos in the future choppy.

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