Looking for a linux distribution for a really old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 15, 2011
My school just felt the need to gave away a bunch of IBM Thinkpad 600E laptops and I thought it would be a nice little computer to have for word processing and a little bit of programming when I'm not at my desktop.
Problem is, it came from the school loaded with msdos and I'd really feel more comfortable with a graphical interface, but I can't seem to find a reliable source for a really old linux distribution that will run on it.
So does anyone have any links to something that will run it mostly just for word processing? Preferably in an iso. I can do without the ability to actually compile any modern programming if that's too much to ask of this little guy.
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to put a note at the original post. I managed to use a cd-rw to install the latest version of damn small linux and it works just fine. Thanks for your help everyone.
[SOLVED] Opinions please should I upgrade from 8.04 on old laptop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 28, 2010
One of my two laptops is a P-III at 800 mhz and 1 Gig memory running Ubuntu 8.04. This runs very well.
I'd like to upgrade to 10.04 LTS because I like to stay current with the LTS releases... but I wonder if maybe it will run too slow on this old computer.
Would you --
1. Upgrade to 10.04 ?
2. Change over to Lubuntu 10.04 ?
3. Or just stick with 8.04 figuring it works and this laptop is too slow for something newer
I've tested both Ubuntu 10.04 and Lubuntu 10.04 from Live CDs but with a lot of CD I/O it's hard to judge whether these would run satisfactorily from the hard drive. Unfortunately the hard drive does not have sufficient space to co-install 10.04 with 8.04 for a parallel test.
Thanks for your opinions/advice.
[SOLVED] error compiling php (5.2, I know very old): dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 16, 2013
We have this PHP that we have hacked around here version 5.2. I had been able to compile it up until kubuntu 12.10. But I just tried to compile it on 13.04 and I get this error:
Linux OS suggestion for old laptop
location: linux.com - date: June 7, 2010
I haven't used linux and ho an old compaq armada m700 laptop (with pentium II 350 mhz 128 m ram) and was wanting to know what OS I could use with this dinosaur of a computer to see if I like a Linux OS better than windows and to make an old computer a bit more useful.
Help: A suitable dist for an old laptop
location: linux.com - date: April 25, 2012
I've got an IBM T40 laptop running an intel celeron M cpu at 1.2 GHz and 1024 MB RAM. I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 on it but it's so slow.
I'm looking for another dist to run on it, I'm not entirely new to Linux but I'm not an average user either.
The laptop is used mainly for school work, writing reports, browsing the internet and the occasional YouTube video.
Does anyone have a dist, preferably lighter than Ubuntu 11.10, you'd recommend?
Wireless Card on Old Laptop
location: linux.com - date: February 17, 2011
After perusing the forums, I have come to a decision as to what to do with my old laptop (an ancient Dell Latitude Cpx). I have settled on trying out Xubuntu, which will be my first foray into Linux, and I'm hoping it goes well.
The question I still have is, will my wireless card still work once I switch operating systems? It's one of those cards you have to plug in whenever you want to use the 'net, since my laptop was too old to come with built-in wireless. Is there anything I would have to do to keep it up and running, or do I need to buy a different wireless card that is made to work with the linux OS?
Recommend a neat LINUX distro for an old laptop with p3 ,128Mb ram [email protected] 800Mhz
- date: February 7, 2009
My brother gave me an old laptop "HP omnibook XE3" with P3 processor ,800Mhz,128 MB ram and 20 gb HDD which is designed for microsoft professional 2000 only. i've tried windows Xp and found that its very slow !!!!
>>>>Later i tried "FLUXUBUNTU" (ubuntu based ).It ran very well to some extent but on installing apps like "firefox and other java based ,the apps just used to hang the system...
>>>>PLease recommend me a neat LINUX distro that can make this old laptop work again neatly without hanging etc etc..
Thanks in advance
best linux distro for old laptop Page 3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 26, 2013
I've hear several recommendations for XFCE and notice that Mint-15 XFCE hit the streets. Does anyone have experience with that member of the Mint family?
I run Mint on my other linux boxes so that would minimize my need to learn new things.
~~~ 8d;-/ Dan
best linux distro for old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 15, 2012
hey every body i have a vaio laptop with these specification it is old :
processor: pentium 3 850MHZ
Ram : 384MB
Hard drive : 30GB
screen size : 10 inch
could you please give me the best supported linux Distro for this laptop ModelPCG-SRX51P/A)
Looking for a Linux distro for an old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 15, 2012
I have an old Toshiba laptop model no - L10 - 273 purchased in 2005, which still works fine. It has the following specs.
Part Number : PSL17E-009008AV
- Intel® Celeron® M processor 360
- Windows® XP Home Edition
- 40 GB Hard Disk Drive
- 256 MB DDR RAM
- 15 " TFT colour display
I have always used ths laptop as a dual boot system with Windows XP Home (which came pre-installed) and various versions of 32 bit Fedora namely Fedora 5/6/7/8/9 without any problems. Now the latest 32 bit Fedora 16 requires more RAM and thus I am now looking for a Linux distro, which has almost all the latest features like other distros, but still compatible with my laptop which has only 256 MB of DDR RAM as mentioned above. I still want to dual boot this distro with Windows XP Home. What should I do now? Which distro to download? Thanks.
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