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Old 01-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
jotv
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Pick you brains please


Hi
I would like to pick you brains if I may, I have installed WIKI on my PC no problems with UBUNTU fiesty fawn (I think) anyway what would be the best distro for a novice to put on an elderly Sony Vaio laptop with 800mhz duron mobile processor and 128MB of ram, just for general use, email office stuff etc.

many thanks

Jo
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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Suse it generally good with older equipment, but bloated for small hard drives. Try a few liveCDs; see which ones do the best job of detecting your hardware.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
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Hi
I would like to pick you brains if I may, I have installed WIKI on my PC no problems with UBUNTU fiesty fawn (I think) anyway what would be the best distro for a novice to put on an elderly Sony Vaio laptop with 800mhz duron mobile processor and 128MB of ram, just for general use, email office stuff etc.

many thanks

Jo
Slackware ... probably a somewhat older release for that limited
amount of RAM, and choose a light WM like fluxbox maybe...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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Slackware, no doubt!
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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I third the motion, slackware.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #6
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Check wikipedia!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._distributions
This is a very helpful page, carefully picking apart differences and similarities between distros.

I've heard that Damn Small Linux is very useful for limited space. It is a live cd.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_Small_Linux

Wikipedia on Damn Small:
"It can also be installed on storage media with small capacities, like bootable business card, 64 MB USB flash drive, CompactFlash card, and Zip drive."

Damn Small "originally started as an experiment to see how much software could fit in 50 MB"
"demonstrated browsing the web with Dillo, running simple games and playing music on systems with a 486 processor and 16 MB of RAM"

Last edited by Laurana; 01-10-2008 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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Thanks Guys

I will give it a go,

Jo
 
  


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