[clug-talk] Linux distro for older laptop?
unleashed at unleashedgamers.com
Sat Jan 29 23:14:43 PST 2005
Well looks like a good place for slackware, or maybe even better debian.
Gentoo has the time to install factor but if you can find a way around
that that should work to. Where did VidaLinux fail? Maybe you could try
the "Purchase" one (contact me off list).
Although you may not want to install the following they should also work
RHL9 Caldera(If nothing else works) OpenBSD FreeBSD NetBSD.
Where did you get that laptop? I want to get a few like it!
> forgot to mention... I was thinking about putting Gentoo on the box, but would
> like to have something running by Monday (maybe I need to look at Distcc this
> weekend too... ), and don't want to have to manually set up the X server /
> KDE, etc.
> On Saturday 29 January 2005 19:04, Shawn wrote:
>>I'm looking for a decent distro to put onto an older laptop (Acer
>>TravelMate 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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