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Old 04-18-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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corel linux

I am trying to find a good distro for a dell inspiron 3000. I have installed Suse 9.0, Redhat 7.0, Redhat 7.2, And Redhat 9, On this particular laptop. None of which run Fast enough to call it reasonable. They all run VERY VERY SLOW. weather it is bringing up a nautalis window or waiting 4 minutes for Mozilla to come up. The Dell has a Pentium 233, 96 meg of ram and a 4 gig hard drive. I did at one time load up Corel linux second edition and it ran very fast. And it is Debian based. From what i have read. Does that mean i can use APT-GET to do updates using Debian repository's?? I have not seen a corel repositpory. And has anyone got any idea how to get wireless LAN cards working with it? I was trying to get a linksys wpc11 working for hours with no luck. I haven't even found anything saying that corel second edition supports wireless cards. any help would be great or if you can just point me in a direction.
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Forget using Corel Linux; Corel stopped development on it years ago. It's successor is Xandros.

As for a lean distro for an older machine, yesterday I responded to a thread on the same subject. If you want a lightweight Debian, try Damn Small or Feather Linux (look for these on
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Wow! That laptop was about $5000 new!

How much memory does that thing have? BTW, Debian should install on it. If you're low on memory, you might opt for Debian Woody with a 2.2 kernel instead of a 2.4 (but 2.4 has better hardware support by far)
Old 04-18-2004, 02:10 PM   #4
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I have installed Debian Woody with KDE on Thinkpad 380's which have similar specs and while not being super fast are useable. It might work much better with a lighter gui such as windowmaker as KDE is very demanding on memory.
Old 04-18-2004, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the advise. I ended up installing Damn small linux about an hour ago. Got it running on my wireless card and have dillo web browser running. Thanks again.
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