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Posted: Feb. 23 2006,16:46 QUOTE

Hey everyone - Longer time reader, browser. First tiem poster.

I will be getting an old laptop - A Toughbook- CF27
PII 266 mhz
I think this has 128 MB of RAM
6 gig HD
Belkin WiFI adaptor (unknown model number-will know later)

I have been searching for the best Linux dist for this laptop And I think Ubuntu <server install> with xfwm4 or DSL.

The goal is to have a internet laptop for the couch -- A Browser, IM and some video tools with codecs <for what ever page I am browsing>
I would also like to SSH to this and possiably use it to serve a simple web page or to.

Does all this seem reasonable on this older laptop?

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Posted: Feb. 23 2006,19:26 QUOTE

Yes! that's exactly what I'm doing using DSL on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 480CDT. I'm probably going to swap it for a mini-itx in a lunchbox soon though.

"Help stop internet piracy...use Linux!"
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Posted: Feb. 27 2006,03:09 QUOTE

I have DSL on the hard drive of my Toughbook CF-25. It has 98 Mb of Ram and is on a 1.5Mb partition. MSDOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1 are on the rest of the 2.8Gb hard drive.

DSL is super, and is the only linux I have ever used (on this machine) that can find and set up my network with no assistance. I am connecting using a DSL modem :-) on a nic on a PCMCIA card.

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Posted: Mar. 01 2006,00:11 QUOTE

DSL on a compaq armada 7800 266 with 96M ram.  DSL runs super.  I found Ubunto pretty slow.  That was with an older version of Ubunto.  When it switched to the Xorg setup I could not get my video to work properly and I didn't want to fool around with it, I simply used DSL as my only distro.
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Posted: Mar. 04 2006,05:02 QUOTE

just loaded onto cf-27
been using Damn on cf-25, works great, works cool:   works grool.

now to find out about touchscreen. any hints?
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