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Old laptops love Linux - new ones as well

Posted 04-09-2012 at 11:46 AM by error_401
Updated 10-11-2015 at 06:31 AM by error_401 (updated information)
Tags laptop, linux

I'm using Linux on 6 (previously 2) own laptops and have installations running on 6 (previously 3) others.

One is a 7 year old siemens-nixdorf laptop used by a retired person for internet e-mail and a bit of card games. He loves it for the speed and ease of use. Especially the order of the programs in the very simple groups such as "Internet" "Multimedia" etc.

One is a 5 year old Toshiba. It came to me with a very ugly virus, trojan, worm infection....
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop

Posted 08-17-2009 at 02:31 PM by stuartd

I have an old laptop computer that I have had an old distribution of Fedora running on for ages. I wanted to use the laptop with QCad to create drawings of a brake van that I am helping to renovate at my local steam railway.

I could have installed QCad on the Fedora setup but it was very slow and clunky and I thought that with a more stripped down installation it might be quicker. So I decided to install Slackware 12 that I got on the DVD that came with a copy of Linux Format Magazine...
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Laptop Locating resource

Posted 04-09-2009 at 08:40 AM by farslayer
Updated 05-09-2009 at 10:21 AM by farslayer

The Linux Laptop Sites are a great resource for finding out what works and what doesn't on a particular model of laptop.

Look at what laptops manufacturers are selling with Linux.. If a manufacturer is selling or certifying a particular model, odds are it will work well with whatever distribution of Linux you wish to install on it.

Dell Linux Laptops...
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Posted in Linux Hardware
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