July 21, 2011

What is the best operating system for a low end old laptop thats slow?

i have an old Dell that would barely run XP cause my grandma messed it up some how and i was wondering which one distro would work best on it

Answer to the question

Dell Mini 1012 (2009) 1.6ghz/1gb mem and a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284  1.6ghz/3gb memory.

LINUX PEPPERMINT 7

Outstanding and very Windows-like. Very comfortable using this distro as opposed to Ubuntu or Zorin.

Easy install and updating.

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Even after 2 years I reached into this question. Further search brought me a...

Even after 2 years I reached into this question. Further search brought me a list of light weight operating systems. Hope this will be help full to other visitors like me.
Best 5 Lightweight OS For Your Old Laptop and Netbook

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It depends on what you mean as far as "low end". It's going to need at least...

It depends on what you mean as far as "low end". It's going to need at least 256MB of RAM. If it uses shared memory for the video display and only has 256MB installed you are actually working with less than 256MB. The good news is that nearly all laptop memory at the moment is fairly cheap and well worth the $20-$25 for an additional 512MB.

R4W (Replacement for Windows) is also worth adding to this list of operating systems. It is designed for refurbishing older PCs and laptops. The scoop is that the next version (6.4) will have a fully automated install which can install even on systems with less than 256MB of ram.

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Heres a list with the lightest at the top:...

Heres a list with the lightest at the top:

1. Tiny Core
2. Arch Linux
3. Linux Mint Debian

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Heres a list with the lightest at the top:...

Heres a list with the lightest at the top:

1. Tiny Core
2. Arch Linux
3. Linux Mint Debian

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Heres a list with the lightest at the top:...

Heres a list with the lightest at the top:

1. Tiny Core
2. Arch Linux
3. Linux Mint Debian

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Heres a list with the lightest at the top:...

Heres a list with the lightest at the top:

1. Tiny Core
2. Arch Linux
3. Linux Mint Debian

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Heres a list with the lightest at the top:...

Heres a list with the lightest at the top:

1. Tiny Core
2. Arch Linux
3. Linux Mint Debian

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@Cat Tilley...

@Cat Tilley
Why would it matter when you re-format the partition if it was ext3 or ext4 before!? I can not imagine! it should not matter what information was before on the partition.

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Damn small linux , or turbolinux , puppy linux , there are a lot of...

Damn small linux , or turbolinux , puppy linux , there are a lot of posibilities

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