Linux for old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 11, 2010
I wasn't sure where to put this request. But I have an old Toshiba 430CDS laptop. The processor is a 120mhz Pentium, but the biggest problem facing it is its paltry 32MB RAM, which I cannot upgrade any further.
I just swapped the **** internal HDD with a 4GB SSD (a CF card on an IDE adapter) so I'm wondering if there's a Linux distro I can put on it that'll work.
I have rightfully assumed Xubuntu would be wayyy too heavy. I've got a feeling there's no way I'll get something 'buntu' onto it but other suggestions are fine.
which linux for old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 5, 2011
Sorry if wrong forum.
Laptop specs: 1.4GHz celeron M
some crappy int graphics I guess
Use laptop for libreoffice, multimedia nad internet. Doesnt have to be ubuntu linux ofcourse.
Old laptop what Linux could I run?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 6, 2006
I figured this would be the best place for my question. I am in the process of using Ubuntu on my desktop and love it so far...even though it's taking a while to get used to.
My uncle gave me his OLD laptop recently. It's a Compaq Presario 1210 with an 150 Mhz Pentium processor, 16 MB of RAM and 1.4 GB HD. It only has a modem and the CD-ROM doesn't work well enough to read a whole CD.
I would like to use the laptop just for writing and editing (so preferably having OpenOffice) and could transfer files back and forth to my desktop via floppy.
Is there any Linux OS out there that would be suitable for this laptop? Again, I won't have direct access to the Internet and have to transfer files via floppies so I'd prefer something that's small.
If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
The best linux distribution for an old laptop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 15, 2009
Hey... I know this is a common question, but I just can't find a proper distro that would work on my old Laptop. Puppy linux works, but I just don't like it. Ubuntu/Debian seems to be too much (it was meant for running windows 2000, and I think that's the most it could do). Ah... and the specs would be:
CPU: Pentium III (600mhz)
RAM: 64MB (8MB V-RAM)
HDD: 6GB... and I don't know the RPMs, but it's kinda old.
Could anyone help me? Thanks in advance!
[SOLVED] Linux for old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 14, 2011
Hi I am a newbie to linux.I had used Ubuntu,xubuntu and lubuntu before.I have an old laptop
hp pavilion zv5000
amd 64 processor
2.19Ghz,512 MB of RAM
GeForce4 440 go 64MB video card
I want to know which linux should i use to get most performance from my lap.I prefer kde desktop.As i said,i had already used different versions of ubuntu before.It wast fast at the beggining but later went slow.so i dont need to use any derivation of ubuntu again.
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?
Which flavour linux for old laptop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 1, 2005
Iíve been given an old laptop on one of those ďif you can fix it, you can keep itĒ sorta deals Ė itís a Compaq Armida 1590DT
Iíve had all sorts of hassle getting into the bios and things like that, but finally reached a stage where I can install something on it. As itís only got 32Mb RAM and about 4 or 6 Gb hard drive, I think the processorís about 266mhz, but I canít really remember! So itís Windows 95, maybe 98. . . or I was thinking Iíd rather try something linux-y.
All itíll be used for is word-processing, pretty much. My girlfriend works nights and has a college course days Ė itíd be handy if she could take the laptop with her to work, tap away on, and type up essays and the like. . .
Iíve almost no experience with linux (other than having played with Mandrake for a month or so) but Iím feeling fairly gung-ho about this. . . my question is Ė given the low (32mb) RAM and almost as limited drive size, what flavour of linux would actually work on it? And wou
Fedora with XFCE on old laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 16, 2013
I would like to install Fedora on an old laptop.
I have seen on Fedora website that the minimal requirements are PC Compatible Intel 64 bits and 1 Gb memory (RAM). And the laptop is 32 bits and only 500 Mb of memory.
As XFCE is design to be lightweight, I was wondering if these requirements also apply for XFCE?
Have some of you been able to have a working Fedora with XFCE with a lower configuration?
Or maybe you know a distribution in the Red Hat family that can work with a smaller configuration?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Wanna run linux on very old pc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 2005
I got a very old pc. I wanted to make a dual-boot OS on it.. One for Win95\DOS (for playing classic games) and the other a Linux distro that would work with this very old hardware.. Just something functionable, so that I can browse the internet, download small files, view pics.. you know stuff like that..
Here are the specs:
Pentium (Im guessing its 133Mhz)
Matrox MGA Mystique Powerquest
Sound Blaster 16
Somebody please tell me what OS I could use for the pc coz I really wanna fix it?
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