I can vouch for Ubuntu with XFCE will run in a usable manner on a PII
333 at least better than Gnome and KDE did. I haven't tried Xubuntu
which is ubuntu with XFCE as the default I believe, would make
installing really simple.
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 00:34, Kyle Oliveira wrote:
Any distribution should support this about equally well -- you may want
a somewhat stripped down desktop environment for speed.
I'm helping a friend upgrade an old Inspiron 3000 so she can check
email and do Word documents while she's in France. I decided to run
linux as the OS since I've heard it's more efficient that windows in
that sort of situation and I've kinda narrowed it down to three
options: cAos (because it's supposedly good with older hardware),
MEPIS (same reason, plus I heard it does networking stuff well), and
Mandriva (simply because Matloff's walkthrough is easily available).
I was wondering which one would be the best to install considering:
*The laptop is running on a Pentium I with 128 MB of RAM. It also has
a *blank* 30 GB hard drive
*There is no RJ-45 port, per se - we have a USB to RJ 45 adaptor and
a PCMCIA 56k modem
Any distribution should have the same support for these.
*The installation needs to be fairly easy, she's already in France
with all the equipment. I'll probably be leading her through the
installation through some sort of written walkthrough (if you know
where to get one, that'd be nice too) and talking on the phone.
You might consider Ubuntu.