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I have an old laptop (PII 266 MHz, 96 MB RAM, 2 GB HDD) that I want to install linux to and use for surfing the internet. I do only ...
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- 04-04-2006 #1
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- Jan 2006
Ultra minimalisic distro for surfing the net
I have an old laptop (PII 266 MHz, 96 MB RAM, 2 GB HDD) that I want to install linux to and use for surfing the internet. I do only need X and a browser, and no fancy apps other than that (OK, maybe a graphical terminal would be nice too).
What distro is the right choice? As you see from the hardware specs, I have to keep the system load low, and especially the memory usage.
I have used linux on daily basis the last three years, so I'm not afraid of text config files or difficult setup procedures.
- 04-04-2006 #2
there are millions of threads like this one so you'll be referred shortly to another and this one will be closed. i have one slower than that running debian with xfce window manager that works pretty well. Damn Small Linux is usually the first recommendation for older machines.Desktop: Dual Xeon 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB RAM Ubuntu/XP Pro
Laptop: Macbook 2 GHz C2Duo 3 GB RAM OS X/ Ubuntu/ XP Pro
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- 04-04-2006 #3
I'm sure everyone will say the same: Damn Small Linux."To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
- 04-04-2006 #4
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- May 2004
- arch linux
...here's another vote for DSL. It's fast, easy to use, and lightweight.oz
- 04-05-2006 #5
All new members are greatly encouraged to read this thread in the Newbie section of the forum:
Inside this thread is a link to another thread that answers your very popular question:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...e-posting.htmlRegistered Linux user #270181
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