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Best linux distribution for an old laptop?

  1. Owenyoyoyo profile image59
    Owenyoyoyoposted 7 years ago

    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.

  2. internett1t3 profile image56
    internett1t3posted 7 years ago

    Just try the openSUSE, this is one of the one of the best distribution for an old laptop.

  3. bettanywire profile image57
    bettanywireposted 7 years ago

    For me Mandriva Linux, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux are the best Linus distribution for an old laptop.

  4. joeaura7 profile image55
    joeaura7posted 7 years ago

    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

  5. Linuxaria profile image60
    Linuxariaposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. lycorne profile image63
    lycorneposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. digitalkdogg profile image55
    digitalkdoggposted 6 years ago

    Puppy linux is small, fast but still pops a big punch.  I would recommend that for an older laptop/pc.