Looking for a low power distro.

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by wii1990, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. wii1990

    wii1990 New Member

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    So my grandpa has an older laptop running windows 2000, and with windows and antivirus it kinda runs slow, so i'm wondering if anyone can recommend any versions of linux that's relatively low power to replace it. It's an old IBM ThinkPad 600.
    The specs are:
    Processor: Intel Pentium II (mobile) 300MHz
    Ram: 128MB
    HDD: 6GB
    and a switchable cd drive/ dvd drive / 3 1/2 floppy drive.

     
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  3. wii1990

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    Thank you for the advice. Think i'll try out Tiny Core Linux.
     
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When I read low power, I did it literally, so the first distro that came across my mind was wattOS. I tested it for a while... I guess it's also good for your purposes, since it's pretty lightweight :)
     
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    Absolute and Tiny Core are the only ones I would want to try for your application.
    Unless, of course you are kinda geeky.
    Welcome and keep up the good work!
     
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    @ryanvade -- but DSL (Damn Small Linux) has a swear word in it! How could you?! LOL

    BTW -- thanks for the thanks!
     
  9. Yesyesloud

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    Wattos microwatt edition may work for you. Less than 60MB RAM usage when idle. Plus, you can easily install even lighter WMs and DEs, remove wallpapers, and prevent unecessary processes from starting up, freeing some more ram.

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    Puppy has never treated me badly. Highly recommend it. Check out the profile pic... :)
     
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  11. telemahos

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    try out bodhi linux. I very small .
     

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