homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.22.173.58
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bakedjake

Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems Forum

    
Linux on Win95
Installing Linux on Libretto Toshiba
lila108in

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3107909 posted 8:54 am on Oct 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a Libretto Toshiba old mini-laptop which has been sitting in my drawer since the times of Win95. Intel pentium 2. Has a diskette drive and an external CD ROM drive.IR port.

Can I install Linux on it and what would be the advantages?
I am not a computer wizard, more like a good user.

The idea is that I could carry it around (its really small and handy) and still be able to do better that it does now.

Any ideas?

Tnx

 

vincevincevince

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3107909 posted 10:03 am on Oct 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

First you cannot install Linux 'on' Win95 - it will replace Win95 completely.

There are plenty of distributions you could use instead of Win95 - many of which run pretty fast. If you are using it for 'office' tools and browser then make sure you are comfortable using openoffice and firefox first (both of these have windows versions).

Test the windows versions of the packages you plan to use, if you are happy, install Linux using a minimal type desktop. Something like XFE (I think that's what it's called) is good for low-CPU machines.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved