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Hi, i just got this cheapo laptop with only 48mb of ram. yes, i put 32 in the subject but who counts in 48's anyway? And i was wondering if any good linux distributions are out there that can work with this much. I checked Mandrake and Redhat but their requirements are too high. As you can guess, i'm a real newbie and i'm not too familiar with any of the other distributions. was hoping to learn linux with this cheap laptop
BasicLinux is a mini-Linux that runs in a 4mb ramdisk. It has a fully-featured shell, an easy-to-use editor, and a variety of useful utilities. In particular, BasicLinux is well equipped for internet use: it can dial an ISP, browse the web, send/receive mail, and download files.
BasicLinux is a good distribution for an old 486. It is much leaner than RedHat and performs better on old hardware. Although BasicLinux initially runs on a ramdisk, it can be installed to its own HD partition, where additional packages can be added (including X and GCC).
Mine's a Pentium III 600 Mhz machine with 80 Mb RAM. How fast (or otherwise) will gnome, kde.... (or other managers ) run on this machine........ I'm really eager to switch to Linux and Redhat 9 is currently the only distro avilable to me.
Slackware has also very low hardware requirements. It runs on a system with 486 or better, RAM 8 MB or more, and is making the effort to provide the ability of really old and slow machines to run it.
40 Mb of RAM are enough to run Window manager like Fluxbox or Windowmaker and there are also some desktop environments that run quite smooth on slow machines. However if you want KDE or Gnome you must think about 128 Mb RAM, although they will run on 64 or even less ( if we can call this running).