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    Looking for a lite distro for 7 years old laptop


    Looking for a distro suitable for an old Toshiba Laptop.

    Needed for:

    word processing, presentation, spreadsheet (Preferably OpenOffice)
    internet and email (Mozilla Suite will do or Firefox and Thunderbird)

    Specs are as follows:

    Toshiba Satellite Pro CDX

    133 MHz Pentium MMX
    16 MB Memory
    1.3 GB Harddisk

    Any help greatly appriciated

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    debian works really well when settings the system to minimal configuration... during install choose the minimal package, on install the package you need after that... I ran this setup on a OLD pentium1 with 64Mb Ram.


    I guess it should run ok on your setup too
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    Ubuntu is an excellent Debian based distro. It's small and fast and more uptodate then regular Debian.

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    you might try http://www.yoper.com/index.html

    the most important thing is not to run KDE or GNOME, but rather a lighter de such as FVWM or blackbox

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    thx guys, i'll post my results

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    on the machine, I've given the specs for, following distros didn't work:

    Beatrix,
    Ubuntu,
    Damn Small Linux

    Debian 3.0 seems to work for me, however I'll have to reinstall with the minimums and see how it suits my needs

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    Vector Linux is a slackware derivative that is optimized for older laptops, runs really well, you should give it a try

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    This topic has been covered *many* times on the forums. If you want information about the various distros, check http://distrowatch.org

    Alternatively, you could search google using this string:
    Code:
    site&#58;linuxforums.org <search-string>
    Replace <search-string> with what you are looking for.

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