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Old 10-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
olivier
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Red face What Linux version to use for an old laptop (Acer Aspire 1300)?


Hello all,

I hope I am in the right section of this forum. If not, please let me know.
I am completely new to Linux.

I have an old laptop. Acer Aspire 1300. I am not 100% sure of the technical specs but it looks like this:

CPU: Duron, Athlon XP, Athlon XP-M - 1.2 GHz - RAM: 128 MB, 256 MB

I would like to install Linux on this laptop to try this OS and see how it works but I do not know which version of Linux I should use for this old laptop. There are many variants so I am a bit lost. Win XP got corrupted so I can overwrite everything on the hard disk.

What version should I use? Do I need a driver for internet LAN connectivity? If I do, where can I find it?

Right now, I just want to try Linux for internet browsing.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Last edited by olivier; 10-25-2009 at 04:32 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Try puppy linux, it's specifically designed for low spec machines.

There are other distros that would be suitable, eg. Damn Small Linux. You could also install a 'bigger' distro with a lightweight desktop eg. Xubuntu
 
Old 10-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your quick answer!
Looks like I can install it from a USB drive but I am not sure what file(s) to use.

Edit: just found a pdf on the web site. I will look into it

Last edited by olivier; 10-25-2009 at 05:01 PM.
 
  


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