[Techtalk] Linux of old laptops

Meryll Larkin mll at alwanza.com
Tue Aug 25 15:27:22 UTC 2020

I've had good luck with Mint  (Debian/Ubuntu family) on very old laptops.
It supports lots of old hardware/driver/chipset and has a friendly
It is a small OS (good for small harddrives).
You try it out "live" (works from CDROM or USB) before installing.
The install itself is very easy.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tricia Bowen [mailto:tricia.bowen at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:18 AM
To: Techtalk
Subject: [Techtalk] Linux of old laptops

Hi Everyone,
My school district has run into a Chromebook shortage. Not all students
will have access to one to start remote learning on the first day of
school. Community members are donating old laptops to the district and the
district is converting them to Chromebooks. However, CloudReady from
Neverware can't be installed on super old laptops live like my 1988 Sony
Vaio. What's a good linux distro that I can install that would allow
students to open Google Chrome and login to Google Classroom?
-- Tricia
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