__/ [ Technomage Hawke ] on Friday 24 February 2006 09:13 \__
> I have an older model compaq presario 1255 laptop unit with a small amount
> of ram (default 32 MB) and 4 GB hd.
This reminds me of my Compaq Preserio 1246. It originally came with 32 MB of
RAM, 4 GB of hard-drive space and a 400 MHz AMD processor. Do not attempt to
install Ubuntu on it. Ubuntu 4 ran out of memory at the installation stages
(tried that while at the airport last year).
> which distro is the best for this situation where X will work without being
> PAINFULLY slow?
X should be fine provided that not much is strapped onto it.
> I use suse, debian and others on my bug desktop machines and they are
> definitely inapprpriate for that little laptop.
I think that a new version of Puppy came out yesterday.
Hope it helps and good luck,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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