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Old 02-11-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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need distro for toshiba portege 650ct

hi, im a linux noob and was wondering what distro i should get for my toshiba portege 650ct laptop. its hard drive is about 1.5 gigs and i want to mostly use it to take notes in class and browse the internet some. i have an external floppy drive and a wireless network card that fits.

anyone have any suggestions/advice?

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i've got an old thinkpad 300ed (p133, 16mb ram, 1.5gb hd) and i have tried all sorts of distro's on it. you might want to try vector linux. click on the 'comparitive table' link, and select the appropriate version for your hardware.
still, i find that windows 98 works the best for something of that era - its relatively small, simple, and you can use the propriety software provided by the manufacturer. (for example, i have special 'safe off' software, as well as various configuration utilities.) i hear there is a great deal of trouble with linux and wireless cards (no drivers, or designed specifically for windows, i guess.) do yourself a favour, and make your install simple and easy - find a copy of windows 98, or even 95, and use that.


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