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What Linux on laptop Acer Travelmate 212TX?

Hello Gurus!!!
I have a very old Acer laptop, Travelmate 212TX. Because of the instability of Windows Millenium and because of needing best performance, I decided to install a Linux distro. My problem is that I don't know which new Linux distro is best for 800 MHz Celeron and 128 MB of RAM. Do you have any suggestion???

Thank you in advance!
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fosiul01Commented:
Hi

have a look to this ine

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/is-128mb-ram-enough-for-any-linux-570305/

the recent distro like Redhat 5 or Centos 5 would not give you the Gui interfaces for  128 ram

but if you install Debain, ubuntu or puppy you should be allright
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vfafouAuthor Commented:
The truth is that my favorite distro is Ubuntu, but I don't want which flavour fits the hardware of this laptop, in order to have best performance...
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vfafouAuthor Commented:
...I don't want... I'm sorry, I mean I don't know...
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fosiul01Commented:
Ok hardware wise i would of say, any distro would fit  with minumum hardware requirement, and it will run Ok, only problem would be Ram.
but performace would depends what you want to install on this server

like one of my test pc is running as gateway for 2 linux pc which is i think very old hardware configuration and i am using as proxy server and its working fine no problem

this is the magic of linux, it would run with any minimum configuraiton .

what you are planning to do with this one ??


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vfafouAuthor Commented:
I'm just planning to use it as a typical "low requirements" desktop PC with some Windows and DOS programs (tested that work via Wine and DosBox) used for programming UHF and VHF Transceivers, via RS232 Port. I believe Linux is my best choice for this hardware.
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fosiul01Commented:
you dont have any thing to lose

you can install ubuntu or debain without any problem.

i never worked on slacwave or pupy, but i am sure those are same as debain.

after installing use top command to see how much ram you left over,

about cpu speed , i would not worry, i am sure those program is not cpu killer, i mean would not take all cpu power

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vfafouAuthor Commented:
Do you think it's anyway better than Windows Millenium that it has installed? I'm sure that the difference will be very obvious!
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fosiul01Commented:
I prefer linux then windows anayway

and also performance wise linux would be good if you have low configuraiotion cpu.

if you can do samething in linux then just install linux, it wiill give you  better performance , its 100% definine

becauase windows milenium Gui will take too much ram and will make your pc slow

and on the other hand linux will take too less ram , may be few mb

as i said, after install linux, just do the top command
you will know the difference
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vfafouAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help fosiul01. I've just finished with Ubuntu installation and seems to work fine!!!
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