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Old 03-31-09, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Easiest/best linux distro for an aging laptop

A friend of mine wants to delve in Linux for his aging laptop for sh:ts and giggles....I dun think he know what he is getting himself in for...or does he?

Is there a distro which is pretty much easy to install / configure etc for a laptop? Or can anyone give me a recommendation for a distro?

I haven't personally delved into Linux since red hat 5? or something like that...my friend has never tried linux full stop
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Ubuntu, Mint Linux, Fedora, SuSE, none of them are all that hard. I'd personally aim him towards Fedora, but it'd probably be easiest for him to start with Mint.
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Old 04-01-09, 07:30 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I recommended MintOS as recommended by A12ctic
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You are welcome and the reason I suggested vector is because you said aging laptop which I took for meaning low spec'ed. Mint is a great distro and Clem has made some very nice improvements over ubuntu that they should love.
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I've had good luck with Xubuntu on an old laptop -- runs reasonably fast and reliably in 64MB, as long as you don't try to run 3D stuff.
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Puppy Linux. Every time. Easiest setup. best grub installer. very fast even with low amount of ram.
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