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4mb Laptop HOWTO
     

4mb Laptop HOWTO

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by Bruce Richardson
 
1.1. Why this document was written.
I got my hands on two elderly laptops, both with just 4mb RAM and small (<=200mb) hard drives. I wanted to install Linux on them. The documentation for this kind of laptop all recommends installing either a mini-Linux or an old (and therefor compact) version of one of the professional distributions. I wanted to install an

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1.1. Why this document was written.
I got my hands on two elderly laptops, both with just 4mb RAM and small (<=200mb) hard drives. I wanted to install Linux on them. The documentation for this kind of laptop all recommends installing either a mini-Linux or an old (and therefor compact) version of one of the professional distributions. I wanted to install an up-to-date professional distribution.
1.2. What use is a small laptop?
Plenty. It isn't going to run X or be a development box (see ``Which components to install?'') but if you are happy at the console you have a machine that can do e-mail, networking, writing etc. Laptops also make excellent diagnostic/repair tools and the utilities for that will easily fit onto small laptops.
1.3. Why not just upgrade the laptop?
Upgrading old laptops is not much cheaper than upgrading new ones. That's a lot to spend on an old machine, especially considering that the manufacturer isn't supporting it any more and spare parts are hard to find.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012705938
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/28/2010
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NOOK Book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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