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> Linux for my new/OLD lappy
matt
post May 19 2006, 11:40 AM
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Hey guys. Just bought a dirt cheep IBM Thinkpad 760 It has a 133cpu 64 megs of ram and 2 gig HD. Now my plan as of now is when I get the laptop im going to put slackware on it and just use apps such as Blackbox or fluxbox. Rox-filer. aterm and etc. Not that I use heavy desktops much anyways. But im wondering if theres a distro out there already geared for low end machines. Figured id ask here before looking around as im pressed with time atm. also wondering if a 133 is capable of playing mp3's. this may be a stupid question but I dont know so I'll ask.

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Termina
post May 19 2006, 10:22 PM
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If you want a quick and easy distro, try damnsmalllinux.org

Just don't expect to be able to customize it without breaking it.

I have a similar computer, that I just run debian stable + ion on. It works very well, and can handle opera.


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matt
post May 20 2006, 08:41 AM
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Thanks Termina. I took a look a DSL and im pretty sure thats what im going to go with. I dont really need to do much customizations anyway. It seems to have eveything I need for my laptop. Do you know if a 133 would be able to play MP3's?


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Distro - Slackware 12 MythTV Box
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Nvidia 8400 GT
Leadtech Winfast TV2000 Tuner
Antec NSK2480 Media Center Case
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post May 20 2006, 01:14 PM
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First you should see if DSL detects your laptop's sound card; it seems to have problems with that. (Atleast with old compaqs)

But yes, a 133mhz laptop should be able to play MP3s =)


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