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  1. #1
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    old laptop : which version should I use ?

    Hi All,
    I'm about to try installing a linux on an old laptop :


    • FIC 5600
    • currently (slowly) running under Window XP
    • proc : x86 265Mhz
    • physicial Memory: 2.25 Mo
    • physical Memory available: 23.36 Mo
    • virtual memory: 2Go
    • virtual Memory available: 1.96 Mo


    I would like to use this old PC for C/C++ programming, so, all I need his a version of gcc/g++ and a text editor

    Which version of ubuntu (or any other linux) should I use ?

    Many thanks !

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: old laptop : which version should I use ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lindenb View Post
    Hi All,
    I'm about to try installing a linux on an old laptop :


    • FIC 5600
    • currently (slowly) running under Window XP
    • proc : x86 265Mhz
    • physicial Memory: 2.25 Mo
    • physical Memory available: 23.36 Mo
    • virtual memory: 2Go
    • virtual Memory available: 1.96 Mo


    I would like to use this old PC for C/C++ programming, so, all I need his a version of gcc/g++ and a text editor

    Which version of ubuntu (or any other linux) should I use ?

    Many thanks !
    try xbuntu or lbuntu

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: old laptop : which version should I use ?

    i would use wubi.

    it is a program that lets you install and uninstall any ubuntu variants that you would like

    you just have to keep win xp

  4. #4
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: old laptop : which version should I use ?

    A lot of people speak highly of Puppy on older/weaker machines. I tried it, it works quite well as a live install but I was never able to get it to boot from the hard drive. I also didn't spend much time on it.

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    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: old laptop : which version should I use ?

    what is your CPU, GPU, RAM?
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup: Redobackup

  6. #6
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    Re: old laptop : which version should I use ?

    The latest versions of ubuntu are too heavy. Try an older version (even if it is not supported), like xubuntu 10.04 or even 8.04. Try it with live usb or cd and if it is ok install it. Remove XP.

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