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Old 05-05-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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DSL, Puppy, or Kubuntu for P3 laptop??


I have my old IBM thinkpad 266, 1mb ram, laptop. I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) on it, but I am having lots of problems with slowness, hangs etc. I am thinking of installing a smaller faster distro such as DSL/Puppy, or Kubuntu.

Obviously Kubuntu is only slightly smaller but I thought it might still be a good option as it will mesh better with my other ubuntu computers.

I have easy peasy (which i believe is based on Kubuntu) on my asus eee and that runs quite well (bar wireless problems).

Does anyone have any opinion about DSL/Puppy as opposed to Kubuntu?

I use this laptop mainly for mobile report writing so the main thing it needs to do is run open office and a couple of other office applications such as openproj, as well as the usual net stuff.

Old 05-05-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Check out Tinycore-1.4
The main force behind MyDSL, Robert Shingledecker, has started TinyCore and basically it's a new and improved DSL with alot of other stuff.
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if you want to stay with ubuntu try Xubuntu, the Xfce desktop



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