Thoughts: Puppy Linux 4.3 on Older Laptop

Posted by ReviewLinux on Oct 16, 2009 6:27 PM EDT
ReviewLinux.Com; By Michael Perks
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I have used Linux for many years. I use it on extremely fast machines and on some really slow ones. I am always encouraged when I test out a new release and find that it works on my older and much slower equipment. Puppy Linux 4.3 is just that. A stable Linux distribution that has all the tools to get that older machine running.

I have played with Puppy Linux before and have always found it well designed and smooth to install. The other day a friend gave me a call and was telling me that at our last LUG meeting ( PQLUG.ORG ) one of our members was trying to find a light weighted Linux that would work on her older Dell 5000 Laptop. Being that the meeting was a couple of days away, I thought I would give a test run of Puppy Linux 4.3 on my Dell 8100 Laptop.

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