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Old 09-03-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
dave123456789
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Distro Suggestions for P2 Laptop


Here are the limitations of my system. Its Pentium 2 with only 32 mb of Ram. It runs at 333 mhz with a formatted 8 gb harddrive. I need something that installs easily and can get on the internet with a wireless nic. Any and all suggestions appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2004, 02:00 PM   #2
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Try Vector Linux.
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

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VL 4.0 Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements to run VectorLinux 4.0 are a 166 MHz Pentium class processor with 32 MB of RAM memory, and just 700 MB of hard disc space (*).

To have a more comfortable experience with VectorLinux 4.0 we would recommend a 233 MHz (MMX) processor with 64 MB of memory as a minimum.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:30 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Regardless of which distro you decide upon, if your budget can afford it, installing more RAM would make a huge difference. Of course, whether or not it would be worthwhile upgrading an older laptop is another consideration, but assuming that you will be using it frequently, it could be a good call. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:32 AM   #5
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Yeah dude, more ram would make your computing experience much mcuh better, 256mb of ram is real cheap now.

But if you dont feel like upgrading ur comp than I would suggest vector or slack. Also to make your comp run smoother and quicker I would stay away from GUI's like Gnome and KDE. I would go with Fluxbox. Gnome and KDE would overload your laptop.
 
  


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