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Old 01-14-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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what to run on an old laptop? (400Mhz/64MB/2G)


Hi!

I've collected some information about different distributions, some from the net, some from my friends, and even from this site...now I'd like to get your opinions on this subject: what Linux to install on a laptop (look below):

400Mhz (celeron)
64MB RAM
2G HD (actually a little more, but some of it not "free for linux")

Also, there's an ES1868 soundcard (16bit) so if you know whether it will work on linux or not, tell. And here's some "problems" that should also be solved, altough they're not that important:

- a graphical desktop would be needed, but not any heavy one (like KDE)
- an office applications collection (text, spreadsheet etc.), maybe OpenOffice? Any other?

And also info how to use PCMCIA-card modem with linux - has some of you had problems? I think it's LinkMates Fax/Modem card (56)..there's a 3Com pcmcia-ethernet card too, but that should work alright?

So the distribution should be rather small to fit in the HD, but still "usable", not impossible to use by a newbie (altough I can advice my friend, it'd be nice for him that he wouldn't need to call me every five minutes..but I think he'll manage with any "known" distro) but still somehow "self-editable" so that one could choose what to install in it and what not (to get it lighter, of course )

A hell of a wishlist for a distribution...but if you have anything that would suite, tell and tell me too, _why_ it would suite. Thanks for everyone...you're helping me a lot, and my friend even more!

p.s. installing it should be no problem for me, even if it'd be as "difficult" as Gentoo's install..not that it is difficult, but to get the idea - using it just should cause no problems.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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Try Vector linux - it will be fast on that sort of hardware - www.vectorlinux.com
It also only needs a small amount of drive space. Have a look on their website to see if it appeals.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 07:40 AM   #3
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thanks - just what I was looking for
 
  


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