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Lenny lights up an old laptop

Feb 23, 2009, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"With the Debian Linux project officially designating "Lenny" as its new "stable" distribution, I decided to install it on an old Thinkpad to see how well it performed on a low-end machine. Without doubt, the results surpassed my wildest expectations!

"The system I installed Lenny on is an aging X10 2662-35U Thinkpad. It's based on a 600MHz Pentium III CPU and has 192MB of SDRAM, a 20GB hard drive, and a CD-only optical drive. I've had good luck in the past with Debian on this and other under-resourced systems, so I had high hopes that Lenny would play well on it.

"Below, I outline the steps I used to install Lenny on the Thinkpad, along with the sequence of configuration settings and hacks I employed to tune it to my liking."

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