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Old 01-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Looking for User Friendly Linux Distro for P2 Toughbook!


Hello!

I'm new to Linux and I have an old CF-27 Pentium 2 Toughbook that'd I'd like to try out Linux on. I'm looking for something that is user friendly and that'll run well. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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Give us some details: CPU, RAM, and HDD size, then we can make some suggestions.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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The processor is a 300Mhz and the ram is 288MB. The size of the installation doesn't really matter to me because I can throw 20GB or 40GB hard drive in the machine. Thanks!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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Two possible distros to try, Xubuntu and Zenwalk:
http://www.xubuntu.org/
http://www.zenwalk.org/
 
Old 01-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the links...I'll look into those!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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with that amount of memory id look at Puppy linux..and do a full install instead of a frugal..or Vector..
http://vectorlinux.com/
Standard Edition: Pentium 200 or better, 96MB RAM, 2.1GB hard drive space for system only, more for your data.

Light Edition: Pentium 166 or better, 64MB RAM minimum, 1.8GB hard drive space for full system - more for your data.

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