best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Highlandis » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 21:19:54


hi all, been a long time user of knoppix but now I have an old laptop I want
to convert it fully to Linux, what is a good version of Linux for an Intel
Celeron 600/ati rage/128mb ram/6gb-hdd laptop?

I want it to be noob friendly with as little command line usage as possible
and I want to install a lot of utilities that were designed for win9x/winXP.

I intend to go open source for as much as possible with office, picture
editing, mozilla firefox and the like.

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best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Stanislaw » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 05:58:45


Take a deep breath, cross yourself, and dive in. :-)
For configuring Linux installation to properly run Windows applications
there is no escaping
the CLI.
So either learn to use it or go dual booting and do in each OS what it
does better for you.
Use each as tool.
And there are not *versions* of Linux tuned to chance hardware
configuration.
And you will hear as many advices as there are Linux distros, so invest
your time in learning one of them
instead of running "window shopping".
Almost any Windows application has its equivalent (parrallel) in Unix.

Happy hunting

Stanislaw
Slack user from Ulladulla.

 
 
 

best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Highlandis » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 08:07:23

Quoth The Raven "Stanislaw Flatto < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >" in
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so would you recommend "slack"? what does it have that other distro's don't?
(good hacking tools or the like?)

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best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Gregory To » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:17:57


SUSE seems to have the "best" hardware configuration based on all the
hardware I throw at it.

Next best would probably be Mandrake.


ATI rage should be no problem with either.

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best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Stanislaw » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:10:07


I would say that at this time, and I stick with Slackware since the
arrival of the MS
OS for which people stood in a queue all night to be THE first to buy 13
diskettes.
When out of curiosity, as long time DOS user, I started installing it
and it told me
"Sit there, you idiot, *we* know what is best for you!", few days later
I went Linux.
The number of distributions was limited, and RedHat attitude reminded me
of Win95.
So I went Slackware with the "steep learning slope" and today when
looking out of curiosity
on another distribution I may approve of its way of doing certain things
during install, but
its configuration scripts need another learning time so I retreat to
"known, comfortable, difficult"
but working Slackware.
In simple words, there is NO distro that has (or misses) something.
What is included in distribution varies, as you can have 2; 3 or more
CD's packed with software.
And of course you *cannot live* without 12 editors, 10 browsers and
other goodies.
But the basic things are the same. Kernel, its modules and shell,
bootloader, and then apps from here
to eternity.
And of course gcc compiler with libraries so if you miss something you
can always to recompile on
your install. Learn this compiler well and you can hack to your heart
content.

Have fun.

Stanislaw
Slack user from Ulladulla.
 
 
 

best linux for toshiba 1710cds?

Post by Highlandis » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 19:13:32

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thanks, i'll keep this in mind

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