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What is the best linux option for an old Core Duo MacBook?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by smmm, May 15, 2019 at 4:11 AM.

  1. smmm

    smmm New Member

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    I recently dug out an old white 2006 MacBook out of storage. I'm currently in the process of getting it up and running again. Since it it's so old, Mac OS X (10.6.8) is pretty slow, and I want access to newer applications and programs. I was considering installing some form of Linux on the MacBook to replace the old macOS and get things running a little more smoothly. I do know that this laptop is very old and won't be able to run much, but I just wanted to see what I could do with it.

    This will be my first foray into Linux, and I have no idea how to go about it.
    My main questions are:
    What distro(s) of Linux would this laptop be able to run?
    How do I install that distro onto the computer and replace macOS?
    Would it be possible to download Steam? (Not really super important)

    The processor is a 2.0 GHz (or 1.83 GHz, I'm not sure) 32 bit Intel Core Duo (to be clear it is not the Core "2" Duo).
    It has 2 GB of DDR2 ram.


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    #1 smmm, May 15, 2019 at 4:11 AM
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 4:31 AM
  2. Peer

    Peer Active Member

    May 17, 2018
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    I would recomend lubuntu, debian lxde, or some thing other with lxde.

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