[TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

Andy Random andy.random at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 12:00:46 EDT 2010

On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, Christopher Blackmon wrote:

> 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'm running Xubuntu on an old 366MHz laptop with 256MB RAM, it works but 
it is slow...

The two distros that people in my local LUG seem to use on low spec 
machines are CrunchBang and Puppy, both of which seem to be actively 
maintained and do a reasonable job.


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