[TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

Joel James Adamson adamsonj at email.unc.edu
Tue Aug 17 08:48:43 EDT 2010

Christopher Blackmon <ckblackm at yahoo.com> writes:

> Hi,
> I'd like to get a small distribution to install on an older laptop and am 
> looking for suggestions.
> The laptop is a Fujitsu P2120 (Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 (basically a
> P3), 512MB ram).  I'm really just looking for something to surf the
> web with, maybe run dosbox or something like that...  but it's kinda
> slow, so anything that could make it seem snappier would be a bonus.
> :-)

I've run Fedora and Slackware on a Thinkpad 240 with 182 MB of RAM.
Running Fluxbox without any desktop it works alright.


Joel J. Adamson
Servedio Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FSF Member #8164
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