Recommendations for Linux on an old laptop.
gthornock at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 9 19:28:19 MDT 2005
--- Walter Holladay <walter at holladays.org> wrote:
> Hey Pluggers,
> I have an old Dell Latitude CPi laptop. It has a Pentium II
> running at 266 MHz with 128 MB RAM. What would be a good distro
> of Linux to install on it? There is no CD ROM drive in it, so
> if this distro had an FTP install option that would probably be
Almost any Linux can install over FTP, HTTP, NFS or all of the
With only 128 MB, I'd probably stay away from either of the
heavyweight desktops (KDE/Gnome). That means that (K)Ubuntu,
Mepis and Suse probably aren't your best options.
My first choice would be FreeBSD, but if you're specifically
looking for a Linux, something like Damn Small or Feather Linux
would be a good choice. Slackware would probably work well, too.
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