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Old 09-28-2004, 02:06 AM   #1
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Question Distro 4 Omnibook 4150, 64MB, 2GB HD?

Hey Folks, want to give Linux a spin. Just load it and sit down with a book. Any thoughts on what distro would work on this machine? It's hard to find the spot on a given distro's website that indicates minimum HWare requirements. That, and I'm new to Linux, though slightly clever.



ps- No, not the original HD, but it -is- a 4150. I'll track down some more RAM and then later a HD after some more funds roll my way. Thanks.

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Old 09-28-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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Are you sure it's an OmniBook 4150 model??

4150 had Pentium II 300 MHz and generally more than a 5 GB HD, and at leat 128 MB ram...

Anyways... I would say the BEST thing you could do would be to upgrade the RAM to at least 128... Then you will be able to run the desktops like KDE... If not you can still run XFCE, Fluxbox, or the like.. But they are a little more difficult for noobs, though very cool when you gain some experience..

As far as distro's go... I would say either Debian or Slackware... If you're newbie.. slackware might seem a little much for you starting off... but what better way to start off than with theone that requires the most manual labor? If you get confortable with Slack, then you could easily move to any other distro.. Because you will be comfortable with command console.. and all you'll have to learn are the distroburtion specific tools...

Your labtops not bad.. actually it would be a terrific learning tool... but to make it easier on you starting off I would recommend the upgrade in RAM... as KDE requires at leats 80 MB to run... You might be able to get away with the 64 as long as you have a decent swap partition... something like 128 ought to do it...

Good Luck...


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