Best OS for an Older Laptop?
February 21, 2008 7:41 AM Subscribe
What's the best-performing OS for a Toshiba Satellite 2595 CDS with 64 MB RAM and a Celeron 400 MHz processor?
posted by Otis to computers & internet (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just picked up this laptop. It's in pristine shape and I'd like to get some use out of it...Internet, maybe MAME or NES emulation, watching some AVIs. Here are the specs:
Trident 9525DVD Video with 2MB RAM
TEAC CD drive
Two PCMCIA slots (I have a Motorola WN825G Wireless Card)
64 MB RAM
4 GB Hard Drive
Intel Celeron 400 MHz
It's currently running Windows 2000 Pro. Is this the best choice? Would 98SE be better? Can this hardware run XP? How about Linux? I'm a Linux virgin, but would love to give it a try. Is there a distro that will work with these specs and the Wireless PCMCIA card and a complete Linux NOOB?
I'm open to any suggestions. What would run the smoothest and make the most of this hardware?