Leosghost - 1:51 pm on Apr 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
I can ..( re the linux distros you mention ) easily ..but the BBC iplayer won't run in them ..:(..maybe because I only have 64 megs of RAM on that laptop..an CPU is celeron/int P 400..all the linux distros tht would run the player need more RAM on "unpack" than the laptop ..old Toshiba 7010c variant titanium nad ABS case with DVD "dock") ..nice machine .did n't want to bin it..figured I could use it to listen to "digital" radio.
I based my stripped XP ( legal licensed XP pro start point ) on the ( nlite ) procedure used to make tinyXP ..installed size 358 megs, RAM use ( "idle" ) 45 megs ) RAM use running opera 9 and Iplayer 72 megs ( over run of 8 megs of RAM it doesn't physically have in RAM is via swap )..streams BBC radio 4 etc just fine..;-)
Fault is with the BBC ..not linux..and I'm OS agnostic..whatever gets the job I need doing done.;-)