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Need OS Help for Ancient Laptop

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by mcph3rson, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. mcph3rson New Member

    Sep 18, 2012
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    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.
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