Recommendations for Linux on an old laptop.

Mitch Anderson mitch at
Fri Sep 9 18:55:16 MDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 16:29 -0600, Walter Holladay 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 best.
I've installed Debian on just such a beast... actually it had less proc
and ram, so yours would probably be a bit more usable.  I setup IceWM as
the gui, biggest problem I had (with 16MB of ram) was finding a modern
web browser other than links that would run fast enough to make it


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