Which Linux version for my OLD notebook ? ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ita, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. ita

    ita MDL Novice

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    hii guys
    i saw on internet a lot of linux version but i dont know which linux is better for my old notebook

    processor : 266mhz
    ram : 64-128 mb
     
  2. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    xubuntu, runs on very old hardware. Get the alternative disk if you want even better performance.

    Or puppy linux is also good on low spec
     
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  3. ita

    ita MDL Novice

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    ok thx i am donwloading via torrent xubuntu 9.10 alternate iso
     
  4. thebulletfromhell

    thebulletfromhell MDL Novice

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    Use Puppy Linux XFCE Edition, is fast. (Typing it on puppy XFCE on virtualbox xp on virtualbox windows 7 :))
     
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  5. vrchards

    vrchards MDL Novice

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    I just recently installed Mandriva 2009.1 on my AAO after using Debian Squeeze and I must say, Mdv done a heck of a job, everything seems to be working out the box more than Debian. Of course with debian, it doesn't include alot of non free stuff as mdv. But as elliott678 said, its more of a personal preference...
     
  6. duh

    duh MDL Member

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    skill level?
    expert? -> slack/lfs/arch/debian
    starter pack? -> rh9 and upgrade++
     
  7. GraveR

    GraveR MDL Novice

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    Damn Small Linux seems interesting too, for less equipped machines.
     
  8. recompiler

    recompiler MDL Novice

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    Space Reserved.....i saw this thread and i was thinkin the same thing.
     
  9. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    Thinking about using 10.04 Lubuntu. Best ever for my old dekstop.
     
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  10. computergeek

    computergeek MDL Junior Member

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    #10 computergeek, Sep 12, 2010
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    Lubuntu 10.04 would be the best fit for your desktop if you want it to be beautiful and have a full Desktop manager. Puppy Linux is very nice too. Any distro that runs LXDE would run nice on it, definitly not XFCE, GNOME, KDE distros
     
  11. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    XUBUNTO would be the best for your old rig
     
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  12. Nimbus2000

    Nimbus2000 MDL Member

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    A friend recently asked me to get his old computer that originally came with Windows ME up and running again. His primary use would be web surfing. The first thing I did was a hardware survey. He had a 600 MHz Celeron with 128 MB RAM and 6 GB hard drive. This machine would not support Windows XP and I was concerned about security vulnerabilities in the unsupported versions of older Windows. I then started searching for a suitable distribution of Linux.

    After trying several, we ended up using Legacy OS, previously known as Teen Pup. All of the hardware was supported and performance was very good even though this machine did not have the minimum suggested RAM. We were also very pleased with the GUI. Many of the distros designed for low end hardware look horrible, so this came as a pleasant surprise.

    I can highly recommend Legacy OS and suggest that you take a look at it.
     
  13. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    CrunchBang linux..it uses openbox..fast for old laptop and even faster on new ones
     
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  14. AmiJIm

    AmiJIm MDL Novice

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    How about Damn Small Linux?
    it is a really good distro.