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Is my laptop capable of running a linux OS?

Link to this post 06 Jun 11

So, I bought a Dell Inspiron 3800, which runs windows 98.

it has 64 MB RAM, Intel Pentium III, and it is a single core processor configuration

I was wondering if there was a Linux based OS that would run with this computer??

And if so, which ones??

Thanks, I've never use linux before, so I would appreciate all the help that I can get.

Link to this post 06 Jun 11

You may want to look at AntiX which is one of the few Linux distros that can operate on 64mb of ram.
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Your limited RAM might be a problem when looking for a Linux distro. I have used AntiX on an old Thinkpad with a PII processor and 128MB of RAM and it worked nicely, but, I don't know how modern video and graphics will perform on a machine that old.

Link to this post 06 Jun 11

Another safe bet is Damn Small Linux, which works with as little as 16MB of RAM and a 486 (pre-pentium) processor.

Link to this post 06 Jun 11

jabirali wrote:

Another safe bet is [url=http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/]Damn Small Linux, which works with as little as 16MB of RAM and a 486 (pre-pentium) processor.

+1 for DSL!

Link to this post 07 Jun 11

Check out this article. It explains linux OS choices for older PCs.

http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/desktops/8248-linux-distros-for-older-hardware

Link to this post 07 Jun 11

Will I be able to use Damn Small Linux as my main OS, or would I need another OS to run it??

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