[clug-talk] Linux distro for older laptop?
cameron.nikitiuk at shaw.ca
Sat Jan 29 19:57:54 PST 2005
WHy not use something like Slack or debian.
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> Subject: [clug-talk] Linux distro for older laptop?
> I'm looking for a decent distro to put onto an older laptop (Acer
> 512DX), with only a 4GB drive. The target system will be used
> for software
> development, so will need a development environment. It should
> also have a
> graphical interface, but doesn't strictly need KDE or Gnome
> (though the base
> files might be needed for some of the development tools - KDevelop for
> instance). The disto should be pretty lean, but still robust enough to
> handle the above tasks.
> Thus far, we've tried Suse 9.2, VidaLinux (install failed), and
> Ubuntu (Live
> CD - networking problems with it). We'll keep trying things over the
> weekend, but maybe someone will have suggestions for another disto well
> suited for this laptop? (NOTE: This is NOT a call for a distro war..
> Thanks for any ideas.
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