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Old 02-10-2007, 11:50 PM   #16
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another opinion


I have a laptop with very simular configuration, and I am also very new to linux. I have found that laptops can be tricky to find a distro that works right off the disk after about tw months I'm sticky with Debian. Although I havn't worked the kinks out of it yet, it runs the best by far. It installs very little by defalt and did a fine job recognizing my hardware.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #17
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Another vote for Xubuntu 6.10. The XFCE graphical interface is generally "lighter" than KDE/Gnome, and should work better on older/slower hardware. Xubuntu installs very few programs by default, and adding programs is super easy by using the repositories.

Here's a good wiki to get you rolling with Xubuntu. Its written around Ubuntu 6.10, but everything will work in Xubuntu 6.10.

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy

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Old 02-11-2007, 07:29 AM   #18
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I have heard great things about Elive. Also, try fluxubuntu (google it). Its ubuntu with fluxbox, so you get the power of ubuntu at lightning speed.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 06:37 AM   #19
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i run Ubuntu 6.10, and if you go to the linux screenshots, select Ubuntu 6.10 and click download, you can get a live cd-thats how i started.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 07:55 AM   #20
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Come on guys why not trying a slackware derivative? Some rock solid stuff for your computer?

Give a try to Zenwalk

You will have all the above you mentioned, it runs with the XFCE desktop manager doesn't need great system resources.

Take a look at some slick and decent screenshots!

Cheers

Vangelis
 
Old 02-15-2007, 08:15 AM   #21
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i have ysed FC6 on a simaliar build machene, the 256MB Ram is per GUEST os if you are virtulising...

FC6 runs fine on a low end machine,

when installing, conect to teh internet with a wire (temporarly) and select fedora extras, this wiill alow you to select XFCE4 as a window manager... this is a very easy to use but lightweight WM based on the GTK widget set (gnome style)
 
  


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