[Wolves] Suggest an OS

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Wed Sep 5 00:22:17 BST 2007

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Tim Childe wrote:
> Hi guys, time to de-lurk to ask a question ;-)
> I've got an old laptop that I want to re-install the OS for - but not sure
> which to try.  I've tried a couple of Live versions of linux, but had little
> success.  I thought i'd take advice / recomendations before wiping the
> current system.
> It's an IBM 760 ED, Pentium 133? with 64Mb of Ram
> It's currently running win98SE - which was fine until I made the mistake of
> upgrading to IE6, then it slowed to a crawl.
> As I'm going to have to wipe and reinstall to remove IE6 and other stuff I
> stupidly put on there, I might as well try and get a better OS if there is
> one.
> Suggestions ??
> Thank in advance
> Tim.C
> ps I don't mind if the suggestion is "stick with Win98 as it'll be the
> easiest" - I'm asking you guys because linux people tend to also know msft,
> where msft people don't ususally know linux !!!!
> pps Be gentle with me - linux is still only an hobby for me.  My day job is
> MCT, but I need some balance in my life ;-)

The lack of memory may be a problem, so you need to stick with a
lightweight distro, take a look at Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux

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