|Oct 10, 2012, 08:00 PM||#1|
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Need OS Help for Ancient Laptop
Hey.. so I purchase a lot of computers locally and off eBay.. to sell on eBay.
And one of em that I picked up and left in the back of my truck for the past 2 months is a Compaq Evo N410c - It originally wouldn't power up but just 10 minutes ago I swapped its ram and powered up.
You're probably wondering why I'd want this thing if I already deal with a lot of computers.. reason being is that.. I can't afford to keep everything I come in contact with. And number 2 reason is that.. I actually like this laptop. And it's got a good battery too.
It's light weight and I like the screen. I generally use an iPod touch to walk around the house and out and about to check my eBay and emails or w/e.
Now its got a Pentium III-M 1.2 GHz. Now I know that's on par with say an iPone proccessor clock speed.. not getting into bus speed or anything.
But basically I want it to be able to browse the internet and occasionaly watch a YouTube video without it sluggish.
Is this possible? And what would be the best lightweight OS to use? I've used I believe.. Linux Lite.. something in the past. But am not a Linux guy.. so I don't know.
Also without googling and getting your input.. what would be a good lightweight browser for this OS?
Thanks for any help.. appreciate it.
|Oct 17, 2012, 04:41 AM||#2|
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Flash is being a dick sometimes, so I do not now how well youtube would play videos. Yet, I think that with something like Debian with LXDE desktop (albeit on the slow side) or with the Openbox window manager should be fine. Something like antiX or WattOS are options too.
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