[K12OSN] Small, Current Linux build

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Fri Mar 14 22:21:10 UTC 2008

Some of the lightweights I've tried:

Puppy Linux
Vector Linux
Debian with XFCE

DSL and Puppy were probably the fastest on old hardware.  Vector was pretty fast, and very nice looking.  I never used those 3 for very long though (I was just experimenting).  I have used XFCE on some old machines and was pretty happy with it.  It definitely runs faster than Gnome on the older hardware (at least Gnome with its default Ubuntu settings).


On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:25:42PM -0400, 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.
> Thanks

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