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Would that be Ubuntu? I might be getting a Toshiba TE2100 for payment as working on a network, not a badcomputer at all, the 256/ram will be updated to a gif fo' sho, but other than that, not a bad thing. I think it will even run Beryl.

Anyhoo, whats teh best Linux for lappy's? Does Ubuntu come with certain power schemedlike Windows?

The only reason I do not use Linux already is becuase gaming is a PITA, and obviously I wouldn't be gaming on a laptop
 
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I would say Fluxbuntu. It will utilize your resources properly, and I just love the Fluxbox Windows manager. If it's a rig that can run XP decently, though, any Linux will run fine.
    
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I would say Fluxbuntu. It will utilize your resources properly, and I just love the Fluxbox Windows manager. If it's a rig that can run XP decently, though, any Linux will run fine.
I have never heard of that..... thanks!
 
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Fluxbuntu is made to run on older rigs (PIII and the like) so it should run fine with 256 MB of RAM, and even better with 1 GB. I'm not positive about program compatability, though. You may be best of with Debian, as it can be custom tailored to your exact hardware specs to run as smoothly as possible.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Fluxbuntu is made to run on older rigs (PIII and the like) so it should run fine with 256 MB of RAM, and even better with 1 GB. I'm not positive about program compatability, though. You may be best of with Debian, as it can be custom tailored to your exact hardware specs to run as smoothly as possible.
Thanks so much for that man!
- I hope it has as much easily downloadable packages as normal ubuntu ^_^
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xubuntu
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There's also Zenwalk and Slax.....
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Gentoo or OpenBSD for wifi support =)
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I'm going to be running Yellow Dog on my 400 MHz Mac G4 soon, I'll let you know how it does.
    
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