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Old 01-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Dell c510 / c610 256 MB RAM need help choosing linux for it

so i normally would just put ubuntu or mint on it, to have a frinedly interface.

but they both recommend 512 MB RAM so now i come here to ask if it would be bad to put ubuntu on this laptop /(or linux mint)

i mostly just want google chrome and watch movies on it.

oh , and i found some pretty old linux live cd and it didnt detect my wireless card.

so what do i download to put on this laptop?
windows xp to reinstall , ubuntu , linux mint or what other linux?? thanx
Old 01-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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You can install any distro that you like just pick a light weight window manager, like ICEwm, FluxBox, OpenBox, Enlightenment, BlackBox. Xfce, or LXDE. Dont do Gnome, KDE, Unity or any of their forks because require more resources.

I should point you to Bodhi Linux ( which is a Ubuntu base with light wight applications.

If you download it try the liveCD first to make sure your hardware respond well to it.

Good luck to you!
Old 01-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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thanks i will try bodhi when i have time to experiment but now i will get LINUX MINT lxde because it usually comes with propietary drivers inclueded so i dont have to compile or something else.

thanx solved.


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