Hello, this is my first post on these forums. I've never seen a community so large but highly unbiased on anything except the superiority of Linux to all other commercial operating systems
Currently I have an old 1998 IBM Think-pad 600 laptop that I want to repartition in 2 two 2.25 gb partitions and one 500mb swap partition, one for windows 98 (because TA never works well under WINE) and a Linux distribution. If any space is left over, I'll install GRUB to its own partition, else to the Linux one.
It currently has:
- A 300mhz processor
- 98mb of single-channel RAM
- 1024x768 dimmable LCD display (probably 16-bit)
- Stereo inbuilt 22khz speakers
- Internet access only via USB cable or dialup (don't have)
- Swappable 3&1/2inch floppy drive and 16x read-only cd drive
- A dead battery (getting a new one)
- A single USB 1.1 port
I'm looking for a distribution that either uses or can use JWM, fluxbox, ratpoison or blackbox and is under a gigabyte when installed. Gnome and KDE are definitely not options, and Xcfe looks uglier than Vista.
The only reason I haven't gone with Puppy is because its repository for console-applications is counted in single-digits and I'm probably not going to be running X - instead doing my work from the console with frame-buffer enabled to increase battery life.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
EDIT: Sorry, wrong subforum. Should be in the laptop section