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Linux for an Old Laptop


Lightweight Linux distros tested on a single core 1GB RAM Eee PC 901 netbook. Distros are Lubuntu 18.04 32 bit, BionicPup 32 and Zorin OS Lite 15.3. But which performs best on old hardware?!

Lubuntu is available from:

https://lubuntu.me/downloads/ -- note that this is an newer site to that shown in the video, which is apparently no longer maintained.

BionicPup 32, and other Puppy Linux distros, can be downloaded from:


Zorin OS Lite can be downloaded from:


You are strongly advised only to download from the above official websites.

My PC BIOS Settings video is at:


You may also be interested in some of my other Linux videos, including:

Linux Mint 20: My Top Linux Distro:


Ubuntu 20.04 for Windows Users:


Linux Terminal Introducton:


The Etcher software that you can use to write an operating system ISO, downloaded from the above websites, to a USB drive, can be obtained from: https://www.balena.io/etcher/

More videos on computing and related topics can be found at:


You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthef...


00:00 Introduction

01:00 Test Hardware

03:23 Contenders

05:10 Lubuntu

11:39 BionicPup 32

15:29 Zorin OS Lite

20:02 New Life

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