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Hi. This is just gonna' be used for internet and to revive it. What's the best Linux for this laptop? Recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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Hi. This is just gonna' be used for internet and to revive it. What's the best Linux for this laptop? Recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

Gbu.


If I am correct, your laptop has extremely low specs. It also depends on the exact model:

http://www.ehow.com/...ifications.html

With the "plain" 560 being really low specs, and the 560Z being a lot better.

Anyway, here is a list of distributions for old computers:

http://distrowatch.c...p;status=Active

Puppy Linux is by far the one I like best, but I don't know if it will run on your rig.

Edit: LegacyOS sounds also very promising but, again, will it run? I don't think so.

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More info:

http://www.wikihow.c...d-PC-with-Linux

http://www.brighthub...cles/37725.aspx

http://damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-n/

So I gather that your laptop could run Linux in text-only mode.

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Debian installed with a floppy disk without any profile + xfbdev + dwm will run fast. It will boot in about 40 seconds and will be able to run some good old apps like XMMS(1), EmelFM(1), URXVT, XPDF, XFig, Rox and many other as fast as a modern computer would run the GTK2/Qt4 equivalent of those apps. In fact, c omputer like this can run very fast with idle ram usage a little above 5mb. I did it for fun, it took some work to strip it down to that point, but performances were very good by modern standard.





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