Linux FOR old laptop 386/486 CPU w/ no CD rom drive
It's a 10 year old model PCMCIA Versa Series NEC TECHNOLOGIES
It has serial ports
It has a paralell port for a printer
It has a floppy drive
an adapter from old but it has no CD READER.
It doesn't have a cat5 female or network card with it.
It runs Windows 3.1 with Word perfect 6.0 running pretty well.
It probably has less than 500MB hard drive space
1. What kind of hardware would be needed?
I'm wondering some kind of adapter cable for USB / SERIAL would be nice to install from a desktop computer or an external CD reader or hard drive.
What lightweightlinux distribution & open source OFFICE application software would be best to make it a spiffy little application software toy?
A decent word processor compatible with MSword & a decent little spreadsheet compatible with excel would be nice.
I'm thinking "Peanut Linux" or "damn small linux" might be nice.
Last edited by studpenguin; 04-24-2004 at 05:34 PM.