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Old 09-03-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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Old Laptop - Which Linux version?

Hi there,

I've a very old laptop (Pentium 133). As I've found Linux superior to Windows (useless to mention on this forum ;->) I would like to install Linux to this oldie (now to worry, it's my secondary computer). Actually I would like to have both, Linux and Windows, on the same computer, as in the same household there is a person, who still prefers the most popular OS.

Could someone please inform me:

1) which version of Linux could be suitable for my PC (can be also an "ancient" one as I've been thinking of using my laptop as a practice ground)?

2) From where could I get one (I would prefer a free, open source download)?

3) How could I choose at the beginning which OS to use (this one I had when I used to use DOS as some games needed more XMS ect.; but as years have passed...)?

Thank you in advance,
Old 09-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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Slackware can do it.
If you dont want to partition you hard drive, you can install zipslack.
Old 09-03-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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What are your specs (RAM, hard drive space)? Damn Small Linux may be a good choice.
Old 09-03-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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vectorlinux is good for older computers
Old 09-03-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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CRUX is ok, too, but it's a lot of work to install:


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