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December 3, 2011 11:17:59 PM

I use an old HP Pentium M laptop to take notes at school, would this machine benefit from the free space/RAM of Linux or are the benefits negligible? If so, which version should I use?
Here are the specs:
1.86GHz Pentium M
1.5GB RAM
60GB HDD
Some sort of ATI mobile graphics card

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December 3, 2011 11:39:18 PM

Generally (depending on your choice of distribution) Linux will use less resources than Windows. This can potentially result in a boost in speed and usability. Assuming you don't need any Windows-specific applications, I think it would be an excellent idea.

Anything with a light-weight desktop environment (LXDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, etc.) should run just fine. Here are a few suggestions of mine for distributions:

Knoppix
Puppy Linux
Slax
Debian w/ LXDE/XFCE
antiX

Good luck!
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December 4, 2011 12:25:07 AM

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