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Hello, I recently installed mandrake 9.1 on an IBM thinkpad 390x laptop, 400Mhz Celeron, 256mb ram, 4.3gb HD, and I am pretty happy with it's performance in Gnome on such ...
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    Trouble updating Mandrake 9.1


    Hello, I recently installed mandrake 9.1 on an IBM thinkpad 390x laptop, 400Mhz Celeron, 256mb ram, 4.3gb HD, and I am pretty happy with it's performance in Gnome on such a low performance machine. I was wanting to do some security updates, but the software update program can't find any update mirrors. I can go to a newer distribution, but jumping to MDK 10 brings less than satisfactory performance in GNOME and KDE. Any help on what the newer update mirrors are would be appreciated. I was unsure if 9.1 was not supported anymore, or if the addresses have changed since mandrake is now mandriva.

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    Mandrake 9.1 is unsupported. I don't think 10.0 isn't going to be supported for much longer either.
    http://www.mandriva.com/security/productlifetime

    You'd be better off just getting 2005LE and using a more lightweight Window Manager (eg. use GNOME instead of KDE or even use something like Xfce to really boost performance).

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    you can get more performance with that machine if you use a large swap space ~700 MB and a lightweight WM such as IceWM or Xfce
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