convert an old laptop
i read an interesting article on Digg today
i have an old Dell Latitude CPx, runs great (slow, obviously), but just the way it should run.
650MHz running Windows XP is crap, but i've heard that certain versions of linux will be blazing fast, and new at the same time (sorta like mobile Debian Linux, which is blazing fast on my 400MHz Nokia N800)
new OS running smooth + ghetto P3 650Mhz seems unreal to me - but apparently its doable with these versions of linux.
I was wondering if theres any versions that would work well as a Media Center? - i wanna use this old lappy with a wireless keyboard and mouse, and connect it via RGB to my 720p TV
650MHz Pentium III, 256MB PC100 (512MB max), DVD-ROM, 20GB Hard Drive
i really just wanna do some web surfing and online video streaming (Youtube, Sopcast, etc.)
u think its possible? because with its current Windows 98 installation, doing that'd be sluggish as hell - but maybe with Linux it'd run fine