Home Learn Linux Linux Answers High Performance Is it possible to get an older version of Ubuntu (or similar) that will run on 128 mb of ram?
  • 128 mb ram is very less for a ubuntu distro.
    But you can still try out xubuntu or fluxbuntu

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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  • Xubuntu is the one you want. The laptop will work ok for emails and word processing, if a little bit slow. YouTube videos would be a bit choppy.

    You will need to use the alternate install method. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB RAM at install time.

    Download Xubuntu at: [url][/url]

    Answered by twoelectric
    5 years ago
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  • One distribution made for older computers with small amounts of RAM is AntiX Linux. It's an offshoot of Mepis Linux. You can learn more about it at this link:

    Answered by Goineasy9
    5 years ago
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  • I run PuppyLinux 4.3.1 on an old Dell Latitude 266 with only 128 MB. It is very fast, and should be quite useful for your general purposes. The installation is a little quirky if you're used to Debian or Fedora or other mainstream distros, but I'm betting its about the only thing that'll really run well on your old NEC. The installation process is pretty well documented at the site. SliTaz is another small distro that you might like, butI had some issues with sound and video on my old Dell, and Puppy was easier for me.

    Answered by junglepig
    5 years ago
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  • Try these:
    damn small linux (
    core linux (

    or just check these on wiki

    distrowatch is another option if you'd like to find a linux distro to run on pc with few hw resources

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • you could use DSL (Damn Small Linux), It's functional enough for the computer and I have used it on my girlfriends IBM Japanese laptop with only 64mb ram

    Answered by LCowles
    5 years ago
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