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I was reading the beos forum and i was wondering if it would work with a ibm
think pad and if it works well what is your view on other operating systems

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I've got a retail box of BeOS

I've got a retail box of BeOS 4.x and it's a fine OS. It's just freakin' outdated. Any modern Linux distro seriously beats it for general useability and compatability. BeOS is a great example of what an OS could (or should) be, but the lack of drivers and such leads to that same feeling of frustration you get when you try to run a '97ish era Linux distro.

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do you know any windows replacement os

do you have know of any os other than windows I can use

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what model thinkpad do you ha

what model thinkpad do you have?

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I suggest Fedora Core 4. Its

I suggest Fedora Core 4. Its based on Red Hat Linux, and is very good.

You can get here: http://fedora.redhat.com/

I use it on a Dell Ltitude CPi w/ a 366MHz Processor and 128MB RAM and it runs just fine.

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760e

i have a 760e but i don't have 500mb of space needed
for beos

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is there a easy way it install it

how do i install it and can it on a mac without wipeing
os x off my couputer if you can pm me it you have time

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puppy linux

puppylinux might install on that it only takes 60-256mb depending on what apps you choose to install i tried installing it on my thinkpad but my video card a neomagic 128dx wasnt supported it think yours might be

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cool

I will look in to it
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if that wont work there is al

if that wont work there is also DamnSmallLinux 80mb of penguin power, which they have been able to run on 486 66mhz machine

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is that a gui system (i'm new

is that a gui system (i'm new to linux

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both are

both are

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