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Old 01-13-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Question Best distro for Toshiba Satellite 1625CDT

I've been looking for the best distro for my Toshiba Satellite 1625CDT.
It only has 4.25GB HD & 128MB Ram, limping along on Win2K Pro.
It's primarily used for email and web design.
Would want the distro to fit on 1 CD & easy to install.
Ubantu's got the right idea, but if I can't run the live CD because it's too big to run on my machine, the install CD sure won't fit.
Debian looks good for the fit, but what do I know..
Old 01-13-2008, 05:47 AM   #2
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Slackware is easy to install but needs a little knowledge to get configured. Slackware has a great community so you will get much help doing it.

Slackware comes in 4 CD's I think but a full install is like 3G IIRC.
And you can skip packages like KDE as it will surely be quite slow on your machine. Most critical packages to get a working system fit to a single CD.
Old 01-13-2008, 07:34 AM   #3
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I would try xubuntu. It might still be pretty slow due to the lack of ram. In that case I would swap xfce for fluxbox or enlightment. Install it with the "alternate" install cd. It's exactly the same system, but with a text based installer.


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