[K12OSN] Small, Current Linux build

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Thu Mar 13 16:39:32 UTC 2008

Joshua Hicks wrote:
> 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.

It's probably their RAM and disk speed that are more limiting than the 
CPU, but I'd give Centos 3.x a try if you don't like the way they 
perform with a current Ubuntu.  It's still supported with updates and 
you might like the older, less-bloated apps.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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