[TriLUG] small distribution for older laptop

Carl Crider c.crider at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 07:56:30 EDT 2010

I forgot about Crunchbang. Ubuntu-derived, and very nimble.

BTW: Will you be using wifi with this system?

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Andy Random <andy.random at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, Christopher Blackmon wrote:
>> 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'm running Xubuntu on an old 366MHz laptop with 256MB RAM, it works but it
> is slow...
> The two distros that people in my local LUG seem to use on low spec machines
> are CrunchBang and Puppy, both of which seem to be actively maintained and
> do a reasonable job.
>  Andy
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