Linux for a laptop

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by buzzstpoint, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    Looking to install linux to mess around with on my latop.

    IBM toughbook
    PIII 500mhz
    128 ram
    20 gig harddrive.

    any recommendations? Suse 10?
    Also with linux install can they take windows drivers for like my touch screen monitor?
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Most of the linux will work out of the box, although that ram and the processor are not quite enough to run recent distros'



    Damn small linux?
     
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  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You'd be surprised, a nice desktop distro will run on a p100 with 64mb memory. It won't be running at full speed, but it will run.

    I'd recommend either SuSe 10 or Ubuntu.

    As for your drivers, you'll need to find linux specific drivers, windows drivers and applications do not work in linux.
     
  4. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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