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Old 16th November 2006, 13:35
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a friend of mine has an old Vaio notebook with a 6 GB HDD, 366 Mhz Pentium II processor and 64 MB ram.
Currently there's a Win98 installed.

What can you recommend?

Xubuntu?
DamnSmallLinux?
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Old 16th November 2006, 14:10
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I've a nice experience with DreamLinux, which runs extremely fast and looks nice! http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/english/index.html

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Old 16th November 2006, 18:57
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I'll also have a look at that thx
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Maybe PC-BSD? FreeBSD uses very few resources.
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Old 17th November 2006, 14:55
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well, in the end there should be an office suit on it (preferably OOo) and a browser (preferably FF)
I know, another 64mb of ram will do miracles
another difficulty is the notebook does not have an integrated lan port and I'm trying to get my old Level 1 pcmcia card running... xubuntu does recognize it but the install process "stops" at configuring anthy... whatever that is...
I'm not sure if debian will recognize it... I thought maybe a debian install with flushbox could work.

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Maybe Knoppix is worth a try as it always comes with the newest and most drivers. Knoppix is not oly a Live-CD, it can also be installed to the hard disk. But I'm not sure how resource-hungry it is.
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Originally Posted by sjau
Hiya

a friend of mine has an old Vaio notebook with a 6 GB HDD, 366 Mhz Pentium II processor and 64 MB ram.
Currently there's a Win98 installed.
I'm running DamnsmallLinux on my Laptop with PIII 366mhz and 196MB RAM. DSL works fine and fast but I think with only 64MB RAM DeLi Linux will work better.
http://delili.lens.hl-users.com/

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