[K12OSN] Small, Current Linux build

Eric Brown ericbrow at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 16:44:23 UTC 2008

IMHO-Xubuntu works pretty well for older machines, provided you have
at least 128 MB RAM.   I would also consider Gos, as you can select
only the programs you want to run, rather than getting all those
packages you may never use.


On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Les Mikesell <les at futuresource.com> wrote:
> 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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