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    which distro?

    i have a older ibm thinkpad t40 that right now has windows xp on it and im looking for a linux distro to put on it.
    has anyone put linux on a t40 thinkpad before?
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    Re: which distro?

    I had one. It ran the XFCE desktop OK. If you can, scrounge some RAM and max it out.

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    Re: which distro?

    Should not be too much of a problem as long as you have enough RAM on it, specs look ok and it takes up to 2gig:

    ThinkPad T40 specs
    http://www.cnet.com/laptops/thinkpad...-20947059.html

    I would not try Unity on this though. I have a similar spec Dell that runs Slackware 14.0 with Fluxbox and it runs very nicely.
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: which distro?

    You have a Pentium M without PAE, so only the 12.04-releases will work out of the box, not 12.10.

    As Xubuntu 12.04 is supported two years from now it's probably the best choice.
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    Re: which distro?

    thanks for the help
    im looking to get more ram for it real soon.
    ill put 12.04 on a thumb drive and put that on it. thats what im running on my Fujitsu tablet pc
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    Re: which distro?

    have you tried puppy linux? i have it on my notebook and it runs like a bullet .

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    Re: which distro?

    I have a T43p that I'm preparing to upgrade from Jaunty to Linux Mint 14 MATE 32-bit. The 4:3 aspect ratio doesn't work well with Unity.
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    Re: which distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by madinc View Post
    have you tried puppy linux? i have it on my notebook and it runs like a bullet .
    In this case it will have to be the Retro Puppy:
    http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pre...tro-README.htm
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