[TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

Christopher Blackmon ckblackm at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 17 12:13:01 EDT 2010

I'm trying Puppy right now.. we'll see how it goes.  Thanks for the suggestions 


From: Andy Random <andy.random at gmail.com>
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tue, August 17, 2010 12:00:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

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 

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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