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 Post subject: Good Linux OS for an old laptop?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Hello!

I need an OS that will be good for an old laptop I have. Its an HP Pavilion N5000. The laptop has an AMD Athlon 4 1.1 GHz with 256 MB RAM. I need an OS that is fast and not to big. But I don't want any OS that is like DSL, or Puppy Linux. or the XCFE Desktop Enviroment. I like to use GNOME but KDE is fine too.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Linux OS for an old laptop?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:44 am 
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You could try the ubuntu netbook remix. If you don't like it's desktop, it also has the ubuntu 10.04 gnome desktop also





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 Post subject: Re: Good Linux OS for an old laptop?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:23 am 
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Okay,
I installed Ubuntu Netbook remix and I like it. The only problem I have is that I need the graphics driver because the screen is at 800x600 when it should be 1024x768. There is no option for that and there is a huge black border around the screen. And the screen lags when scrolling. The graphics card is a Trident card not sure of the model. I guess the Netbook Remix is just for netbooks. Do you know any other lightweight Linux OS's?


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 Post subject: Re: Good Linux OS for an old laptop?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:56 pm 
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I used to have a laptop with S3 graphics and it had no Linux drivers for it. I'm guessing yours is the same case and thus cannot fix it


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