[K12OSN] Small, Current Linux build

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu Mar 13 17:29:44 UTC 2008

If they have 265MB RAM, then KNOPPIX works pretty good and I believe the newer KNOPPIX had support for wireless. ..

It can also be hard drive installed (it runs ****MMMUUUCCCHHH*** better that way.

Sometimes, though older versions of KNOPPIX works better on older computers because the newer they are, it seems the more resources they need.


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
"Newer isn't always better!"

>>> "Joshua Hicks" <jhicks at tcstitans.org> 3/13/2008 11:25 AM >>>
I have about 25 IBM Thinkpad 600E Pentium II's that are currently running
Windows 2000.  These have served as the primary computer for teachers at my
school and as a laptop cart for students.  They are just unable to keep up
with most applications coming out today.  I would like to switch them all
over to a small Linux distro that will be able to perform web browsing and
word processing with their limited processor speed.  Support for wireless
networking with WEP encryption is also needed.  Does anyone have a
suggestion about a good option?  I have tried a couple of versions of DSL,
but I need something with a little more GUI capabilities.


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