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Old 03-28-2010, 01:18 PM   #16
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Why don't you give the Ubuntu Netbook a try anyway, what do you have to lose? Might even surprise everyone.

I mean, the worst that it can do is...not load, not run, and you'd just reboot out anyway. Try running the Live-CD in demo mode first, cause if it runs there, it SHOULD be able to run native.
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix should run reasonably well on a computer with the following minimum hardware specification.

* 700 MHz x86 processor
* 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
* 6 GB of disk space
 
Old 03-28-2010, 01:34 PM   #17
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Just did a little nosing around and I found this:

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/damn-small-linux/4.4.10/

I just finished downloading an ISO, will burn a Live-CD and report back. This is a 50MB image, and may be the ticket for your limited laptop.
Damn Small Linux is a dead project. Last release was 2008. It uses Firefox 2, Linux 2.4 kernel, and lots of other outdated software.

I would recommend Puppy, SliTaz, or Tiny Core if you're looking for an ultra-lightweight distro that is still an active community.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #18
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If the laptop isn't going to be used for too terribly much I'd look at browswerlinux. It's based on puppy, comes with a FF+flash and various media players. Useful for web usage.

http://www.browserlinux.com
 
Old 03-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #19
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Don't know about the GUI in Puppy, but there are MOUSE prefs to be explored in Ubuntu. Go see if you can up the acceleration and sensitivity.
 
  


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