- Jun 25, 2010
Hehe...well old for me is no more than 3 years so actually Ubuntu is running quite nicely on the older laptop. I actually don't have any hardware issues with that one. My current "work" laptop is less than a year old and hardware drivers are a little harder to find. I actually dual booted Ubuntu on it before I got the older laptop and ran into the hardware issues. I'll have to go out to the Via site and see what's there. My bigger problem is going to be the migration in software (learning curve you know). That's why I wanted a separate computer to test/play (you know a sandbox) on before going through the migration on my current laptop. It'll be fun. I love anything techie. I actually worked many years as an administrator on Unix boxes and even spec'd them out for AT&T for a number of years in their large network farms. All fun stuff.I don't know the age of the older unit but if you want it to run like a Zebra with a Lion 2 inches off it's rump, install Puppy Linux. Puppy will run on as little as 32 meg of memory and really gives new and very useful life to older units.
Actually I don't believe there is a perfect operating system or a "one size fits all" operating system but I do believe that Linux is an excellent candidate for a variety of users and tasks.Actually, windows is very perfect os and provide the best support in the world, also have the richest software catalog in the world - and the security is solved easily with the relevant professional security software.