Newbie with hp nc6120 distro help request

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by ledoc78, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. ledoc78

    ledoc78 New Member

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    Hi All
    I am a student who just bought a refurbished hp nc6120. I know its really old (made in 2005, I think) but this is the only one I can afford right now. I am really new to Linux but would like to try using one as this laptop uses XP whose support I learn will expire in a few months.Below are the specs and THANKS a LOT in advance.

    HP Compaq nc6120 Manufacturer Part # PT596AA#ABA
    OS: Windows XP Pro
    Processor: Intel Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, Centrino
    Chipset: Mobile Intel 915GM Express
    Memory: 2GB (installed), DDR SDRAM, PC2700, 333 MHz
    Hard Drive: 60 GB, 5400 rpm
    Display Type: 15" TFT active matrix SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)
    Resolution: 1400 x 1050
    Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128MB Shared System Memory
    WLAN: Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g
    Audio: ADI AC '97 CODEC, Integrated 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio
    Drive: DVD-CD drive

    Thanks again and God Bless you all!

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  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    With 2Gb of RAM you should be able to run anything.

    The "best" distro is the one you like and which suits your computer, not one I or anyone else tells you.

    Look at Distrowatch which gives *some* idea of popularity. The table on the right marked "Page Ranking Hits". http://distrowatch.com/

    Look at "50 best Linux distros: find the best one for you" http://m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distro-five-we-recommend-1090058

    Try LiveCDs which will leave your Hard Drive completely untouched - unless you install. http://livecdlist.com/operating-system/linux

    P.S. I like Dell C400 which are P3s , at least 10 years old...
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  3. ledoc78

    ledoc78 New Member

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    Thanks a lot @arochester. I will explore the sites you have suggested

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