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I just picked up an old laptop that I'd like to possibly use as a Linux desktop. It's a Dell Latitude CPi 266 (Pentium II). I want to think it's got 64MB RAM and a 4GB hard drive but I am not 100% sure as I had to order a new battery and power supply for it. I mainly want to use the laptop for web browsing , chatting online, and MAYBE word processing...but not much more than that.
I am trying to decide on some sort of lightweight distro to stick on it. I currently have been using Slackware for my one server and have been very happy with it, so there's that possibility I suppose, but on another level I wanna maybe try out something else. More than likely I will buy more RAM and a bigger HD for the laptop. But anyways, I am kinda torn in terms of what distro I could try. I was thinking Ubuntu since I hear a lot about it, but I have no idea how well it'll handle this hardware. I know I don't want Fedora (been there, done that) or Mandrake/Mandriva. Opensuse perhaps? Debian? I dunno. Any recommendations are welcome. In the mean time, I may look around and see what I can dig up. Thanks.
I think at this point I am either leaning towards Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux. I am somewhat familiar with DSL, but someone introduced me to Puppy (never heard of it before that). Puppy looks pretty sweet too.