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- Join Date
- May 2008
Turn and old Win98 laptop into a NetBook
First off, is this a practical task or am I just dreaming?
I've never run any Linux distro longer than it took to get frustrated and run back to Windows so I really don't know much about what I'm asking so be kind and try to put it into some language I can understand.
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Here is what I did to get an old box to run with linux
Yet Another Technology Site: Compaq Armada 1540DM running Windows 95 and Linux Puppy 2.15CE
Yet Another Technology Site: Damn Small Linux 4.0 install on Compaq 1540DM
One install will coexist with Windows. The other is a Linux only install without Windows in the computer anymore.I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.
Most of the time the older hardware is well supported in GNU/Linux, that means that this is very possible. Most of the time hardware of 3-4 years old will be fully supported by GNU/Linux. I have never encountered hardware issues with GNU/Linux on older systems.
I think your problem will be the fact that you're used to MS Windoze. It will require a bit of learning to use the GNU/Linux platform to the fullest. The internet is full of information you can use and of course you can get back here if you have questions.