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    should I use debian on a laptop


    I am new user of linux and I have used a debian flavor on a old desktop. Is there a version of this that is suggested on a weak laptop
    Is any other dist that is recommended to use instead.

    compaq presarion 12xl500
    celeron 766
    320 ram
    30 gb hardrive
    right now I am using a dell true mobile wireless card .



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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this poll for favorite distro for older/weaker computer hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with using Debian on a laptop, depending on what all you install.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.
    oz

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    I use Debian a lot. Infact, if you have a 686 kernel (installed by default on new Debian 4.0 installs), you can really get some good performance out of a old laptop.

    If you want expert control over the install, boot a Debian Install CD/DVD with 'expert' at the boot: prompt.

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