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Old 02-13-2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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Wich Linux Distrobution?


Hello.
I'm a little new to the linux world.
And i'd like to have Linux on my laptop.

My laptops specs are:

Mobile Pentium 233MX
64 Megs of ram
Sweex Pcmcia Wireless (Also a wired version)

Just for browsing the web, and chatting :-)

What would you suggest me?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
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im using suse, and okay im using it on a high specification machine however i tried it on a 233mmx pc and it worked just fine, aside from driver installs it works alot like iwndows so the change isnt too dramatic, as i said im a total n00b so dont listen to my advice, i cant install drivers lol, but still it does work on slower systems, you could always try debian... but ud have to be really knowledgable about your pc, and where things are inside it...
 
Old 02-13-2005, 06:32 AM   #3
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Re: Wich Linux Distrobution?

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64 Megs of ram
So much for 98% of the Linux Distros.

I have an older Win98 machine with that amount of RAM. It can't run most window managers as they tend to require 128 MB as the minimum.



Get Feather Linux. It's a LiveCD that can install to hard drive. It's also the only distro I have that works worth a damn on that PC.

Damn Small Linux would be the another option. I haven't tried it, but it should do well as it's tiny like Feather.



Your other best bet is the FluxBox window manager regardless of the distro.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 07:13 AM   #4
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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 02-13-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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SEARCH!!!!!!!


(damn small linux ;-) )
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:13 AM   #6
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Damn Small Linux
Feather Linux

I don't know what else. That tiny amount of RAM is what makes it hard.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:07 PM   #7
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Question Which one for 50 GIGs?

Does anyone no what would be best to dual boot with Windows?
I have 100 Gbytes and don't care how much I give to linux.
256 Mbytes ram
Amd Athlon
Dial up Internet (Need buy able CD)
 
  


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