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Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

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Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#1 Post by el_Capo » Wed May 29, 2024 1:08 pm

I was recently able to purchase a Thinkpad T43 with 2GB of ram memory.
Windows XP is going really badly :banghead: :banghead: , that's why I wanted to ask for recommendations on possible Linux distributions for this computer 8)

I am not interested in doing anything particular with said equipment, I only have it as a part of my collection, therefore a general distribution would be fine. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :banana:

Thank you for your answers !
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#2 Post by SAIYAN48 » Wed May 29, 2024 3:33 pm

I have LXLE on my similar R51; it was the only distro that worked with wifi out of the box and it runs great.
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#3 Post by unix_joe » Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:26 am

OpenBSD will run well. You can set it up with IceWM and a few xterms.
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#4 Post by el_Capo » Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:55 am

open bsd seem to be complicated to me....
im gonna try anothers distros by the way!
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#5 Post by el_Capo » Mon Jun 24, 2024 3:43 pm

i answer myself and if somethig is reading....
i put another stick with 2 gb and now with 4 in dual channel i running Debian 12.5 with modern version of Gnome!!
i also install Xfce and honesty is really working machine for basic tasks, read email listen music and some retro gamming 8) 8)
cheers! :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#6 Post by 600X » Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:14 am

SAIYAN48 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2024 3:33 pm
I have LXLE on my similar R51; it was the only distro that worked with wifi out of the box and it runs great.
+1 to LXLE. Probably the best distro I've found for T40 generation hardware.
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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:48 am

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Re: Best Linux Distro For T43 in 2024!

#8 Post by kapija » Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:42 am

the zorin os 32 bit version also works
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