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A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop

Armed with a 800 megahertz Celeron, 10 gigabyte hard drive and 128 megabytes of RAM, Fedora Core, Gentoo, (K)Ubuntu and OpenSUSE and VectorLinux are being tested.
Read the 3-page test here

Quote:

Kubuntu / Ubuntu: 3/10 points
http://www.ubuntu.com
Advantages: One of the easiest install routines.
Disadvantages: Fairly sizable footprint (2 gigabytes PLUS user space). Very few options for installation to minimize footprint. I was not able to get this installed successfully on my laptop.

Gentoo and OpenSUSE takes the price.

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