Which Linux is the best for older laptops & Wifi?
Im a linux:newbie: so sorry for all the questions :scratch:
I got my hands on a compaq armada 1550DMT laptop which I upgraded to its whopping 80mb ram. it has a 4 gig HD and 133mhz pentium processor.
I plan on just using it for the very basic stuff. word processing, internet,email. MAYBE occasionally downloading something once in a while but thats not on top of the list, but mostly just email and web surfing
its currently running win me(yuck)
i have a generic wifi card that says its compatible with red hat.
(11MBPS wireless lan pcmcia adapter)
will red hat run on such a low laptop system if i install it? if not what linux shoud I go with and what wifi card would be compatible? Does the linux os come with a firewall and virus protection or would i have to use Macafee or norton or something(and are these linux compatible as well)?
I appreciate any and all input
"Xubuntu Alternative" can be a good choice (particularly because you can keep it very well upgraded from the Ubuntu repositories), but can it be a little heavy for 80 mb. Feather Linux is another good choice. LittleDebian can be problematic with wifi and pcmcia support, you may need a lot of configuration with it (I'm thinking you will give it "very basic" use).
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