Old laptop Help

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Feb 3, 2011

Old laptop Help by mad567 at 8:19 AM (643 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. mad567
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    Hey guys what's up?
    Yesterday i was looking for my N64 and I found an old laptop that my mother had.
    Well the laptop is old but it's still working.
    It has windows 98 and it's hard disk capacity is about 4gb..
    I was wondering if the is a port of linux or another operating system that i could install on it, along with an wireless adapter
    that I have.
    So that i could use it for browsing or as a spare laptop [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance guys [​IMG]
     
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    Have you got some more info like model number and what type of laptop it is?
     
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    There are other small Linux distros such as Puppy linux and Vector Linux. Choose the one you think is the best supported and best for you. Personally I think VectorLinux looks best
    Edit: N/m Vector Linux is a paid for option. $22.99 not much but still. Extra options: Feather, Wolvix, and STX
     
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    I'll try puppy linux too!!!


    Thank you all guys [​IMG]
     
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    To my mind Wolvix seems pretty good. Gnome GUI (well it looks like Ubuntu's to my mind) and only takes up 240mb of disk space (if you use WolvixCub). DSL is mainly a debugging tool I think designed to be as minimal as possible.
     
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    How big is the ram? What CPU model is it?

    But yeah, with that laptop, don't expect to run Gnome/KDE/Xfce on it.

    You'll have better luck on those Linux distribution that uses Fluxbox, IceWM, LXDE, etc.
     

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