Old school laptop, lookin' for old school linux

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CntdwnToExtn

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i've got a p1 laptop, tha's "optimized" for win 95.....so....if there's a linux avaibale that coule be loaded onto it tha's suggested, would be appricated.

laptop is just for note taking in college classes.
 

jakec

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Slackware, would be just the thing your looking for, Has built in fluxbox very lightweight. Ubuntu is awesome, however probably A little heavy on recources for your pentium 1 laptop.

Jake
 

Polymorphic

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if you have problems with a modern distro, you can still obtain copies of Slackware-3.3 (if you have no CD-ROM), or Slackware-4.0 if you do have an optical drive. those may be a little easier with memory requirements than a modern distro, and many-a-machine has needed 3.3 for its floppy-based installation.

--BTW, nice name Megadeth-man :)
 

jnev_89

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i have an old laptop (366mhz p2, 96mb ram, 6gb hd) and i run damn small linux 1.2 on it. runs very well for being so old, and you can use apt-get to install extra programs for it.
 

Polymorphic

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It really depends on what you consider "old" for a well-tuned linux system, 366MHz is plenty - even for a modern distro. Apart from the latest from SuSE/Novell or Fedora/RedHat, anything modern would run great (of course gentoo would take a lil while for a full compile ; )

The P1 machine is closer to what I'd call old.

just my .02USD
 
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