SuperJail Warden wrote:
So I bought a HP Mini 210-1040NR laptop years ago and never used it. I still have it but am unable to get into windows (7 starter) because I don't remember the password. I remember that the thing was painfully slow even for the time I bought it.
Anyway, can I put Linux on this and how would it run?
This is the laptophttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01968859
CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
1 GB RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 256MB
160 GB HD
It doesn't have a CD drive so I will need to use a USB stick to install the new OS.
Thoughts? Should I do this? Will it run better than it did when it was using Win 7? Which version of Linux should I use?
There are Linux distributions that you can run on a 486 with 50 MHz and 28MB RAM.
The easiest way is this:https://www.linuxliveusb.com
That is, if you have access to a Windows machine, an internet connection and an (empty) USB drive with a few GB space.
It'll automatically create a bootable Linux live version and has a multitude of the latest distributions for automatic download.
Here are some lightweight distributions:https://www.linux.com/news/best-lightwe … ux-distros
I used Linux Mint 16 on an old Thinkpad T43 and Puppy Linux on an even older Thinkpad T41.