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Herro all, Running the risk off starting an all out distro war, im gonna ask anyway :P I have an old laptop lying aroung, i want to be able to ...
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- 01-05-2013 #1
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- Jan 2013
- europe :P
Opinion about distro for old laptop :)
Running the risk off starting an all out distro war, im gonna ask anyway :P
I have an old laptop lying aroung, i want to be able to surf and do alittle spreadsheet eg. libreoffice
I have been using Linux mint since mint 8, and like it for my main laptop and my gaming computer running everything in wine, this laptop however dont need to do anything other than what i described. sooo i was thinking puppy linux or something similar.
also been looking at opensuse, it used to be my choise for slowmo laptops, but i havent keept up with the latest editions and i kinda feel that alot of the "popular" destros tend to keep getting heavyer and heavyer...
So please share ur apinion, will be much aprisiated!
Ohh and please execute my english! its not my first language :P
link to laptop specs... forgot.. :P
hmm not allowed to link to other sites :/
Its a acer travelmate 4272wlmi
CPU Intel Core Duo T2300 / 1.66 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 cache - 2.0 MB
Front Side Bus 667.0 MHz
Chipset Mobile Intel 945PM Express
Platform Technology Intel Centrino Duo
RAM 512.0 MB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120.0 GB HDD / 5400.0 rpm
Interface Serial ATA-150
Storage Removable None
Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM
Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Audio & Video
Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 - 128.0 MB
Memory Allocation Technology HyperMemory up to 512MB
Max Allocated RAM Size 384.0 MB
Sound Stereo speakers , Microphone
Compliant Standards Sound Blaster Pro
Audio Features High Definition Audio
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Wireless Controller Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Features Acer SignalUp
Compliant Standards Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Full specs can be found on c-net or just google ^^
- 01-06-2013 #2
- 01-06-2013 #3
AntiX 12 full iso comes with libreoffice on the live cd. Base and Core isos do not.
You think your specs are old.
System: Host: Biker Kernel: 3.6.0-11.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: antiX-core--a1 20 June 2010 Machine: System: Intel (portable) product: Montara Family of Chipsets Mobo: Phoenix model: RT786EX version: 41118 Bios: Phoenix version: MGM-ALL1.86C.1009.D.0604271130 date: 04/27/06 CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (sse sse2) bmips: 3189.56 clocked at 1600.00 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device bus-ID: 00:02.0 X.Org: 1.12.3 driver: intel Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 852GM/855GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 18c0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25 Network: Card-1: Atheros AR5212/AR5213 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath5k bus-ID: 07:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too ver: 0.9.28 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:09.0 IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 30.0GB (19.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: IC25N030ATCS04 size: 30.0GB Partition: ID: / size: 17G used: 7.6G (47%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 0.58GB used: 0.03GB (6%) fs: swap Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 103 Uptime: 2:17 Memory: 218.0/491.8MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.1 Client: Shell (bash 4.2.36) inxi: 1.8.26
If wanting to go with like Open Suse or whatever. Just stick with installing Lightweight Window Managers instead of Desktop Environments
- 01-06-2013 #4
Your RAM is the limiting factor. AnitX, SliTaz, Lubuntu, or Crunchbang should run fine on that amount of RAM.Registered Linux user #526930
- 01-06-2013 #5
- Join Date
- Jan 2013
- europe :P
Thank you all very much, downloading antix now and giving it atry, looks promising