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Old 03-22-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Linux for my old lenovo Thinkpad.

I have old lenovo thinkpad it was not working since 1 year I have spend Rs 4000 and made it on working condition. Now I want to install Linux on that machine, configuration is -

Lenovo R61e, celeron processor, 512 MB RAM, its 2006 model without mouse touch screen.

please suggest, which linux is good for my machine.

Old 03-22-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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You gonna need a lightweight distro, or if you know how a custom install of your favorite distro, If you dont know much about Linux and only know how to install in default way, you should avoid distros with DE GUI, like KDE, Gnome, and such those are fat and heavy, and will stress your hardware to death. Now WMs are light and fast to have in old machines. Here you can find all about DEs and WMs.

About the distros that are lightweight good choices are Debian(custom install), Slitaz, Tinycore, Archbang, Lubuntu(no so light).

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My IBM a22M and IBM T23 run AntiX. Just another option. Mine run wireless off of external wireless g pcmcia card.
The a22M is 512MB of ram and 1000hz processor with a floppy drive and DVDROM.
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thanks ukiuki and rokytnji,
I think debian is ok with me.
do u guys have any idea about drivers ?
Old 03-22-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by sumit369 View Post
thanks ukiuki and rokytnji,
I think debian is ok with me.
do u guys have any idea about drivers ?
Shouldn't have to worry about any of them, it is old enough that everything should work out of the box.


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