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Hi, I'm just looking for some advice on a distro for an NEC Versa LX (PII 399, 256 MB, DVD-ROM, LS120, Xircom wired network, as-yet unpurchased wireless card) That I'm ...
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    Hi, I'm just looking for some advice on a distro for an NEC Versa LX (PII 399, 256 MB, DVD-ROM, LS120, Xircom wired network, as-yet unpurchased wireless card) That I'm intending on using for a development environment for a LAMP server and website I'll be taking over administration of before march. I'll also be using it for taking notes in some additional college courses I'll be taking this spring. I basically want a nice, light distro with good native support for Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Thanks for any advice.

    Siggy

    PS: currently have experience with SuSe, Mandrake, and Debian installation, setup, and usage; and experience with using both Gentoo and Ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siggy
    PS: currently have experience with SuSe, Mandrake, and Debian installation, setup, and usage; and experience with using both Gentoo and Ubuntu.
    So what do you need us for then?
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    Because I was hoping someone might know of a distro that would be rather efficient on the lapdog... I decided to go ahead and toss suse 10 on and give it a shot. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

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    i've been running FC3, it's the only distro i've tried on my Laptop and it seems to be the best so far. i've been thinking of installing FC4 but i think i'm going to try redhat or another distro i haven't tried yet. it'll be fun to use something new. It's fun.

    FC3 also ran very well on my 1gb AMD desktop computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by siggy
    Because I was hoping someone might know of a distro that would be rather efficient on the lapdog... I decided to go ahead and toss suse 10 on and give it a shot. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

    Siggy
    For an old clunker like that (no offense) i would recommend Vector Linus - it is made to give pep to old hw.

    Another option is one of the Knoppixes... I have been running Knoppix 3.8 on an old amd K6-III 533Mhz for over a year - it is awsum - never crashes.

    Anyway - Have fun
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    finally - hw to brag about - but next year it will look pitifully quaint:
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    Also DSL runs nicely even on a lot less power full machine than that. It also only takes up about 250 MB

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    Nothing beats www.linux-on-laptops.com for laptops.

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    I can recommend a few..

    I currently am running a laptop with a 950mhz Duron, 128mb RAM, and a 20gb Hard Drive, and I am running pocketlinux 2 on it. It uses a window manager called KDE Light, which is basically OpenBox with KDEDesktop control, which means you can use it like KDE, but it runs faster. Here is the URL: http://www.gnulinux.de/pocketlinux/

    I also have another laptop with a Pentium 266, 64mb EDORAM, 4gb Hard Drive, and I am running Damn Small Linux on it. It is a very lightweight desktop that runs smoothly even on this old piece of crap. However, I think that pocketlinux 2 would be more suitable, especially for availabilty of software, and it has multimedia codecs already installed. (Even WMA, WMV)

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    holastickboy, just a reminder that you cannot have an animated avatar- a mod will probably tell you to remove it. I dont want to be a party pooper or anything. Just letting you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tux~
    holastickboy, just a reminder that you cannot have an animated avatar- a mod will probably tell you to remove it. I dont want to be a party pooper or anything. Just letting you know.
    holastickboy... you are a naughtyboy! Have no mercy on him, admin/mods...

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