Best Linux distributions for hardware detection and older hardware
Jack Wallen responds to a question from a long-time Linux fan about small distributions and hardware support. Here is Jack’s advice on lightweight distributions.
First and foremost — the small Linux category is a tough one simply because the size restricts the inclusion of the vast hardware support most Linux distributions offer. But many of these smaller flavors do a fairly good job with this. My two favorites in this category are:
* Puppy Linux (new releases available)