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Old 12-04-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Suggestions for low end latop distro.


I want to put linux on a 233mhz with 64 mb ram. Ubuntu is to slow so any suggestions?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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Slackware or Debian with a light window manager as Fluxbox or Blackbox will be great on it
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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Or FreeBSD if you're feeling ambitious! In any case, I agree with what was already suggested: fluxbox (or blackbox to go really light) is the one for you.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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Good idea anomie. FreeBSD is also a nice alternative. I can't believe I always forget to mention BSD, since it's one of my favorite operating systems too
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:58 PM   #5
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Free Bsd wont to much for it to handle?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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Depends ricelover. FreeBSD would be fine as long as you don't try to build anything from the ports. Stick with packages instead. I was going to post a link to FreeBSD 4-series, but looks like it's gone. That should work great in your laptop. The 5 or 6 version could be a bit heavy for your laptop though (wild guess).

In this case, go with Dragonfly BSD. Not only the name is cool (lol), but it is basically a fork for BSD 4.x, which in my opinion, was awesome.

Remember that you will find a lot of differences between Linux and BSD. If you never tried BSD before, don't be afraid, the documentation is great

http://www.dragonflybsd.org/main/
 
  


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