Re: CrunchBang vs Damn Small Linux vs Puppy
Crunchbang - The only thing light about it is the window manager. It has programs that are meant for newer computers.
Puppy - Not as light as DSL, but it is actively being updated, and has a lot of programs.
DSL - Not actively developed, but it runs like a champ on 10+ year old hardware. I've heard that it flies on 32mb RAM with X.
Personally, I would go with Arch + IceWM or Openbox, or go for Slackware. Or, if you prefer the complete package, SliTaz is good.
I had the same specs on my older laptop, and there really isn't a limit to what distros you can and can not use on it. I had a pretty good experience with Linux Mint Debian on it.
Kick Firefox for something lighter. I really liked Dillo, and Netsurf, but you could always go for a more feature-rich browser, like Midori.
Last edited by Hur Dur; March 20th, 2011 at 10:37 PM.
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