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Old 10-29-2015, 02:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Any Good Looking Destro For An Old Laptop

I Have An Old Laptop Having 'Intel Pentium (m) 1.70 ghz' Processor,And 768 MB RAM, And 68 MB Of Graphics Card, Only 'Slax Linux Was Successful To Run On This Laptop, But Slax Linux Is A Live Os I Cant Install It Completely On My Hard Disk, So Can Anyone Tell Me About Any Linux Destro With Good Graphics In It And Can Run On My Laptop.
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search distrowatch for old computers
rokytnji will probably recommend antiX.
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If you are concerned with looks, IMHO Enlightenment is the best looking of the light window managers, so maybe try Bodhi or Slackware with SlackE17 packages installed. XFCE can also be considered, it doesn't look that great out of the box, but with a nice theme it it can look awesome. When trying different distros you might have to add the forcepae boot option, due to your CPU not correctly announcing its PAE capabilities.
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Slax is based on Slackware, so a good choice would be another Slackware-based distro. I suggest Salix in the standard version with the Xfce desktop. I can guarantee that it works well with a Pentium M, because I use it on a Pentium M laptop myself. It's also very easy to install and maintain. I don't recommend using Slackware itself: the standard installation won't run well on your laptop and customising Slackware is not a job for the inexperienced.
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rokytnji will probably recommend antiX.
Or Salix or Slackel or Semplice depending on a users knowledge base and tastes.

Are These good looking enough for you?

Salix on your gear? Go for Openbox or Fluxbox iso.
Semplice already comes in Openbox.
Slackel on your gear. I recommend Openbox or Fluxbox iso.
AntiX on your gear. Go for the full iso AntiX 15 32 bit > fits on cd

If needing usb boot capabilites. Make a PLOP cd and use it to boot the usb.

Good luck and Happy Trailz, Rok

I Have An Old Laptop Having 'Intel Pentium (m
Having Just received a IBM Z60m with 512mb of ram and a pentium M for for free. From City Hall.
The plan is to bump that one up to 2 gig of ram. Put a 320 gig sata drive in it. Fork out another 12 pack of beer money for a 780 Dothom Intel Pentium M CPU. Use it for my BSD learner laptop. Since my Dell server is tied up with Testing with other distros. Total cost . 2 - 12 packs of beer and Pizza Hut Pizza. I can live with that for a learner laptop.

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