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11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by mediclaser » Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 am

Can you guys recommend a distro that is stable like Mint but would run faster than Mint XFCE on this machine? It will be used only for browsing the internet, and playing MP3 files. This is an 11-year-old machine with 900 MB of RAM

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Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: Presario V6000 (EY801AV#ABA) v: Rev 1
           Mobo: Quanta model: 30BB v: 66.36
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.13 date: 01/02/2007
CPU:       Single core Intel T1350 (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 3725 speed: 1867 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
           driver: iwl3945 v: in-tree:s bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 05:08.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LM012_HN size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 6.8G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 0.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by chrisuk » Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 am

Antix should run OK for what you want
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by Moem » Tue May 22, 2018 9:23 am

MX Linux. But keep in mind that the internet itself is much heavier than it used to be and your machine has simply not kept up with the times.
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:27 am

Moem is correct...just activating a browser to go on line is going to overwhelm your 900 MBs of ram...DAMIEN
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by Pierre » Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 am

well - - actually, either of the above Two System, would work just fine.
( they are from the same group of developers )
and they both use the XFCE Desktop Environment.
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the biggest issue, if you watch any video, like Youtube is the CPU,
- if it's too slow, & followed by the amount of RAM that is available.
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:59 pm

I'm using an single core AMD Sempron 145, and with 4 GB of RAM and onboard video have no problems running youtube's 720p video on it. I do however switch to my other computer with 4 core AMD PhenomX4 when needing to view 1080p content, such as catching up on a TV series show at the appropriate sites.
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by jimallyn » Wed May 23, 2018 1:45 am

I have an old 1000 MHz, single core AMD (Duron, I think) desktop with 768 MB RAM that had Win98 on it when I got it. antiX runs surprisingly well on it. It won't stream videos online, but if I download them with youtube-dl or other downloader, they will play off the hard drive OK. LXLE will run on pretty light equipment, too. I gave a friend an old single core laptop a few years ago with MX on it, and he was pretty pleased with it.
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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by anjomor » Wed May 23, 2018 1:51 am

I never had a laptop that lasted for 11-years. You surely know how to take good care of your stuff.

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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by mediclaser » Wed May 23, 2018 3:25 pm

Wow, antiX is amazing! But MX-17 turns out heavier than Mint 18.3 XFCE. :shock:
Also, it gave me a hard time trying to test it because of its PAE requirement.

Thanks again to all of you!

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Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Post by mediclaser » Wed May 23, 2018 3:27 pm

anjomor wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:51 am
I never had a laptop that lasted for 11-years. You surely know how to take good care of your stuff.
Yeah, because I stopped punching stuffs when I get mad long ago. :lol:

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