[SOLVED] An interesting debate starter and trip down memory lane
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An interesting debate starter and trip down memory lane
Ok here goes, I have come across a bit of a challenge today. A friend handed me her "elder" laptop and said ressurect this!!!
It's a HP Pavilion notebook model N3350, that is actually still running win98se, specs as follows.
Insyde BIOS ver DI.M1.12
550 Mhz AMD K6II+
65 Mb RAM
5.0 Gb HDD
Trident CyberBlade i7 AGP shared memory (UMA) 800x600 max res
Which would be the best distro to use on this old beast?
In 2013 you should be looking for at least 1ghz processor and 1gb RAM, in my opinion. (Although even that will only have a couple years' life left in it.) Most people carry such a computer around in their pockets, in the form of a smartphone. An iPhone has equivalent RAM as sixteen of your HP Pavillions!
With 65MB, the problem is not finding a distro, but finding the software. AntiX would be fine, but when it came to using the internet you'd be stuck with Dillo, which would fail on many sites. Puppy is larger than AntiX.
Oh, heck... I had a similar Win95-equipped laptop, and made it do amazing things under a stripped-down Gentoo distribution, and, even though "Old Dobbin's" video don't work so well anymore ... ... "by gawd, I still remote into it and use it as a render-farm server." (Why the heck not? I'm a nerd, ain't I?)