[TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

Carl Crider c.crider at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 11:53:19 EDT 2010

Puppy is a good choice.

I'm always up for using the Debian net-install CD and building it up
from scratch. Easy, fun, and custom.

On 8/17/10, Joel James Adamson <adamsonj at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> Christopher Blackmon <ckblackm at yahoo.com> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to get a small distribution to install on an older laptop and am
>> looking for suggestions.
>> The laptop is a Fujitsu P2120 (Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 (basically a
>> P3), 512MB ram).  I'm really just looking for something to surf the
>> web with, maybe run dosbox or something like that...  but it's kinda
>> slow, so anything that could make it seem snappier would be a bonus.
>> :-)
> I've run Fedora and Slackware on a Thinkpad 240 with 182 MB of RAM.
> Running Fluxbox without any desktop it works alright.
> Joel
> --
> Joel J. Adamson
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> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
> FSF Member #8164
> http://www.unc.edu/~adamsonj

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