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I was thinking of switching distros. I have a Toshiba Laptop, Pentium III, and Fedora Core 3 takes a long time to load, not to mention it runs out of memory sometimes/crashes (only once in a while). Would you recommend a different distribution that's up to date, yet smaller?
I love Slackware and do run it myself, but do some research before you go in that direction. As mentioned, it'll take a little more work and knowledge than your current setup. All that said, Debian, Ubuntu, Vector, MEPIS and SuSE are other distros you may want to take a look at it. I'm assuming you know the link already, but if not, do a little reading at DistroWatch
I dig both Slack and Suse, and would suggest that you won't go wrong with either of them. Good luck with it. BTW the only way to determine which distro is right for you is to try a large number of them, then make your own decision based on your own personal experience. Have fun! -- J.W.