Which linux for old android tablet
I have an old android tablet and an old laptop, both around the 1ghz mark. Can anyone recommend the best linux for each these to give them a bit of a boost so I can get some use out of them for the kids.
Quite happy to install it on the laptop but any advice on how to do it on the android tablet?
Many thanks for your help,
Debian: I use Debian Sid with IceWM
Debian and IceWM (or Fluxbox, if you like right click menu access). With Debian, you can easily configure OUT extra junk, such as eliminating background daemon processes that you really do not need for routine, every day desktop use. IceWM consumes under 100 MB when first starting up.
Originally Posted by enfield
I use the Firefox Nightly Web browser, and even with a few tabs open, the system barely consumes over 200 MB of memory, so it's pretty light and conservative.
Get familiar with Debian, and you can tune an old system to run well, yet you can grab as few or as many programs as you want to do precisely what you want to do.
Sid is cutting edge; Squeeze is older and more stable. Using Squeeze, then grabbing back ports of frequently updated software, such as Email or Web browsing apps, will keep the system relevant and current, yet very stable. Sid is not as "unstable" as it may appear; apps are solid, but packaging is occasionally volatile, so it helps to understand it well if you choose to go with Sid instead of the stable release. Wheezy, the current Debian Testing version is a reasonable compromise that falls in between the very stable, but sometimes pretty aged software, and the Sid, that changes too frequently for those who do not want to be constantly changing their software.