How, why, and what OS for my old notebook...
April 7, 2009 2:08 PM Subscribe
What OS should I put on my aging laptop? How do I do it?
posted by SuperErin to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have an old hp pavilion ze5700 that was given to me. It's as slow as Christmas, and has recently started shutting itself down... :P
I have another computer, but I'd like to keep this one around for emergencies, travel, whatever. I was thinking of just wiping everything out and installing a new OS, Linux I guess. I've never done this before, so I have some questions. I'm no technophobe, and am a quick learner, but am new to this aspect of computers, so...
Which Linux should I use? I see there's a Damn Small Linux, and that it's fast, but is that too minimal? How do I get rid of Windows and install Linux? Will things like my wireless connection still work, or do I need to add a program or something for that?
I would appreciate answers, tips for newbies like me, or links to websites that would help. Thanks in advance for the expertise!