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Old 07-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Linux Distro for Dell Latitude C510


Hi.
I'm looking for a fast linux distro mainly for websurfing connected with my Mytouch 3g via usb to access the internet and when available WIFI via PCMCIA
card.

The specs:

Dell Latitude C510/C610
Intel Pentium 3 1.20GHz 512MB RAM
Model PP01L

PCMCIA:

Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz 802.11g
Notebook Adapter
Model WPC54G ver.4

Thanks
 
Old 07-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hello,

For the specs that you have posted, I would go for something smaller, and less-resource free, like DSL, Ubuntu, etc. I would personally have a look-see over at distrowatch.com and check them out yourself, as the site lists most of the distros out there. Honestly, I would load up ubuntu on it, but that is my only two cents. I would also try to upgrade your RAM to help out also.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 07-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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a p3 computer from 1998-2000 and a new 3g phone ???

dose it have a usb2 port or the usb1 port


pupylinux will run but a usb2/3 3g phone ???? on 10 year old computer ? unknown ?
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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I just jacked my Android MyTouch 3G into my whitebox PIII. It connects just fine; I can open the phone as a mass storage device, just as on my newer machines.

I did not test the connection sharing because 1) the computer does not have wireless for testing the hotspot capabilities and 2) I was too lazy to mess with disconnecting the cable, rebooting, and all that stuff.

The computer has a Tyan Thunder motherboard and two USB 2.0 ports conveniently located in an inaccessible position under the keyboard and mouse ports on the back.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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I just jacked my Android MyTouch 3G into my whitebox PIII. It connects just fine; I can open the phone as a mass storage device, just as on my newer machines.

I did not test the connection sharing because 1) the computer does not have wireless for testing the hotspot capabilities and 2) I was too lazy to mess with disconnecting the cable, rebooting, and all that stuff.

The computer has a Tyan Thunder motherboard and two USB 2.0 ports conveniently located in an inaccessible position under the keyboard and mouse ports on the back.
So does anyone have a suggestion? Cause I've tried Puppy, DSL and Ubuntu along w Fedora and none will even load.....
 
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Every mainstream distro should work, if you don't use a resource hungry desktop environment.
I would recommend Slackware (with XFCE or Fluxbox), Debian (with XFCE, LXDE or one of the many WMs), Xubuntu or Lubuntu, Zenwalk, Vector Linux, Bodhi, Slitaz, ConnochaetOS, ... .
 
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DSL also comes to mind....
 
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While DSL is really lightweight I wouldn't recommend it anymore. It is not developed anymore and gets no bugfixes or security updates. Good alternatives should be Puppy, Slitaz or Tinycore, I would think.
 
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While DSL is really lightweight I wouldn't recommend it anymore. It is not developed anymore and gets no bugfixes or security updates. Good alternatives should be Puppy, Slitaz or Tinycore, I would think.
I think so too, but I was always a fan of DSL. I used to make copies of DSL on floppy disks and take them to my old Vocation Technical School back when I was still in high school.
 
  


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