Anonymous
April 19, 2011

What is the best flavor of Linux to run on a less powerfull notebook, 2 gig's of ddr3 and 3.5 gig harddrive. I have an AMD 2.2e processor.

If you obtain a hard drive with more storage, the machine should handle any...

If you obtain a hard drive with more storage, the machine should handle any flavor of Linux with little to no problems whatsoever. If you are new to using Linux, here are some good choices: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Zorin OS. My personal favorite is Debian, and it isn't too complicated to pick up on and learn, and looks great with the GNOME desktop installed. Well, happy computing man!

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The easiest solution I can see is for you to get a really big flash drive...

The easiest solution I can see is for you to get a really big flash drive(also known as a junk drive), like 120 GB, and put something like Easy Peasy or ubuntu on it and make a live OS with that and make that your portable hard drive you can use with any computer, and it will mean you can keep your current hard drive in your computer(it's really hard to replace a laptop/netbook hard drive).

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Go for either Puppy Linux or AntiX is another good choice for old computers...

Go for either Puppy Linux or AntiX is another good choice for old computers it should run on systems that were considered slow when Windows 98 was released. Remember, Damn Small Linux and Zenwalk are other variations that have minimal hardware requirements.

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I tried both Ubuntu desktop and server on a 4 Gb partition and frankly...

I tried both Ubuntu desktop and server on a 4 Gb partition and frankly speaking it worked pretty well.But that depends what you plan to do with your OS;installing features in it will obviously use disk space.So i think a a larger hard drive space will be suitable.

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Well to be honest you should definitely get a bigger hard drive if you really...

Well to be honest you should definitely get a bigger hard drive if you really want to get the most out of each distro. If nothing else, you can just go with a small one like SliTaz. Not the prettiest setup, but it gets the job done in my opinion.

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I would say try Ubuntu. Ubuntu is very easy to use and set up. You can try it...

I would say try Ubuntu. Ubuntu is very easy to use and set up. You can try it out without installing and if you like it you can either install it along side the original OS or make it the only OS on the computer.

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Yeah dude, your hard drive has got to go. But, if you want to get up and...

Yeah dude, your hard drive has got to go. But, if you want to get up and running fast take a look at Linux Mint.

It's based on Ubuntu and has a lot of stuff already installed, like Flash, etc. Then you can just get down to business without tripping over first day newb stuff. Linux Mint is the new up-and-comer.

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Your notebook "IS" powerful enough for any flavor of linux. What you need is...

Your notebook "IS" powerful enough for any flavor of linux. What you need is a bigger harddrive. For now, you can install ubuntu 10.10, Zorin OS 4, antiX, PClinuxOS or slitaz. Basically, any linux OS for new beginners that requires 2.4 or less harddrive space.

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