Old Notebook - What OS?

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by sjau, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator


    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?


    Looking for input :)
  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    I'll also have a look at that :) thx :)
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe PC-BSD? FreeBSD uses very few resources. :)
  5. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2006
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  7. mystix

    mystix New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    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.


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