I can boot Knoppix on about any Pentium class or better machine with 96 or more RAM and if there is some way to get to the internet, that's about the bottom.
As to more speed, I usually press the accelerator pedal in the car until the red lights appear in the rear view mirror to tell me that that's fast enough for this laptop.
Hi, new to these forums, so hope this is the best place to post this.
I found an old IBM Thinkpad in my company's electronics recycling pile, and grabbed it to see if I could put it to use. I don't have the specs with me right now, but I know the unit has Windows 98 so it may be up to 7 years old? I would like to use it for wireless web access at hot spots, word processing while at home in bed or on the porch, and learning Linux OS.
-- can anyone tell me what the minimum hardware, memory, etc I would need to do this would be?
-- And if there is any cut-off date for the age of this laptop that would be a red flag in that it would just not be worth trying this on.
-- It turns on and runs fine, but is slow, especially the start-up, so are there ways to increase the speed of that as well?
Thanks for your time. - franklen