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Old 09-06-2003, 04:18 PM   #1
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minimum requirements for a laptop?


I want to buy a usec laptop for a linux machine. Any idea what the absolute minimum requiremts should be? I'm gonna be running gaim, galeon, and probably one of the lowend window managers.

Any ideas on the minimum requirements? Also what window manager should i use?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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this site might have some answers for you:
http://www.linux-laptop.net/

there are a lot of window managers to choose from, including fluxbox, blackbox, icewm, windowmaker, and more. seek and ye shall find.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:16 PM   #3
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I just picked up a PIII 450 with 256 of ram and DVD and this thing moves very well with RH9. I dont think i would go any less than that if you want any longevity out of your box though.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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how much did that cost?

I'm probably gonna have it till 1'm 18 and start college, so longetivity is not an issue, just useability.
Also that website didnt have much good info.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 09:24 PM   #5
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425.00 and if you im me or mail me, i'll tell you where.

I had it running GAIM, Mozilla, evolution, ymessenger, and ogle (dvd) at once under KDE 3.1 with no problems what-so-ever. Even the DVD playback was stutter free. Alot more than i could even imagine on a decent wondoze box for far more........

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Old 09-07-2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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It's possible to run everything you need on a 486 with 16MB RAM, and quite comfortably, if a little sluggishly; a low-end Pentium with 32MB or more would be all you'd really need. You could probably get one on eBay for a couple hundred bucks.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:09 PM   #7
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im thinking about a p2 or p3 but i still dont have the money. thanks for the suggestions though.
 
  


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