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    Recommendation of Linux OS on Macbook A1150

    I have an older macbook that I'd like to add linux to, if not replacing Leopard with it altogether. It runs quite slowly, so I was wondering what the most light-weight distro is (preferably debian-based) that is suitable.

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    Re: Recommendation of Linux OS on Macbook A1150

    The most lightweight Ubuntu distro is Lubuntu. It's a pretty solid implementation, and I have always found it to work well.

    There are other non-Ubuntu lightweight distros such as Crunchbang and Bodhi, but I've not tried them. For the ultimate in lightweight, you could try Puppy, which is extremely basic.

    EDIT: If you download Lubuntu, you can burn it a CD (or a USB flash disk) and test it without installing. That will give you an idea of whether it will work on your machine.
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    Re: Recommendation of Linux OS on Macbook A1150

    Thanks, I'll try that!

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    Re: Recommendation of Linux OS on Macbook A1150

    I've just remembered an older thread that talked about lightweight distros. If you are interested, have a look.
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