Best linux distribution for an old laptop?
What is the best linux distribution for an old laptop - pentium III , 1000Mhz 256Mb Ram? Additionally which would have the best out of the box support for a belkin n1 card or a netgear wg511v3? I have looked into the 'mini' distros and I am interested in these but do not have the option of a USB boot.
Just try the openSUSE, this is one of the one of the best distribution for an old laptop.
For me Mandriva Linux, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux are the best Linus distribution for an old laptop.
A mini distro for a older computer would be puppy linux. It is very light and will run very fast on your computer. I have also used Slax which is slightly heavier and has more functionalty
Why red hat enterprise ? it's a Server edition built to be run on servers not pc.
I suggest Lubuntu, or puppy linux these are quiet lightweight Distro.
You have probably found the distro you wish to use by now, but if you hadn't I'll add my two cents. I would recommend installing Lubuntu a varient of Ubuntu which uses LXDE for it's desktop. It only requires 128 ram and Pentium II processor. Or you could try Xubuntu.
Puppy linux is small, fast but still pops a big punch. I would recommend that for an older laptop/pc.
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