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    Re use of laptops

    Now I know this is not the right forum for laptops but I have a number of older lap tops with linited memory which are still fully functional. I want to convert them to Linux with open office for some of our special need kids (mainly dislexics as we are the county dislexia unit).
    Can anyone recommend a distro and desktop ( and where to get them) which would be suitable.
    The laptops are mainly 800 MHz 128M of ram machines.

    Thanks in advance

    Peter

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    You could look at Xubuntu it's designed for less powerfull PC's.

    http://www.xubuntu.org/

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    If you're not au fait with DIY linux, Xubuntu or Edubuntu is a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedghog View Post
    Now I know this is not the right forum for laptops but I have a number of older lap tops with linited memory which are still fully functional. I want to convert them to Linux with open office for some of our special need kids (mainly dislexics as we are the county dislexia unit).
    Can anyone recommend a distro and desktop ( and where to get them) which would be suitable.
    The laptops are mainly 800 MHz 128M of ram machines.

    Thanks in advance

    Peter
    HI, I have been using PCLinOS 2007 (pc linux) http://www.pclinuxos.com/

    There is a lightweight version 'MiniMe' Also 'TiniMe' made for older machines, you just add from 'synaptic' what programs you want.
    I find it more like Windozzz.. more than 'ubuntu' is.

    EDIT. I have tried Tinyme on an old 125MHz with 196Mb Ram and It worked !.
    Last edited by tickmike; 21st March 2008 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Add more info.

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