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Which distro to use on old laptop (p3)

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by oli_ramsay, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. xfire

    xfire New Member

    Nov 22, 2007
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    Puppy is quite easy to use and very compatible with hardware.
    You can also try Xubuntu. No difference in interface from Ubuntu just a bluer theme.
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  2. lemonadesoda


    Aug 30, 2006
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    Win XP lite. Give you mum a "user" level of security and nothing higher. Install an antivirus. Job done.

    You may not be able to add more RAM to the machine, many P3 laptops were limited to 256MB due to ZX chipset. If you CAN up it to 512MB it will make a world of difference.

    PS. Win WK3 will run quite happily on a 256MB machine on P3-650 so long as you ONLY use it for basic productivity applications.
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