I stumbled on this variant of antiX last night: http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
If you click on the top left icon "Get MX Linux" you are taken to the current stable version.
There is a PAE version, and also a non-PAE version.
MX-14 non-PAE is exactly the same as MX-14 PAE except it uses
•the 486 kernel instead of the 686 one
•an older version of flash by default
One reason I like this distribution is that it has Video Tutorials on their web site:http://www.mepiscommunity.org/videos/mx14
Another reason is that it loaded with OUT hassle, found wireless networks, etc.
Give it a go and let us know. Especially you all that have an older ToughBook (CF-34, CF-25, CF-27, CF-28...you get the picture)
Almost Spring Update on this post...The live cd list is a starting point for those looking to add a Linux distribution, but I wanted to caution you to the fact that this list is only a guide. What I mean is some of the distributions do NOT provide a live cd/dvd/usb chance to try it before you install it. The download link and subsequent iso/image is for INSTALL, not live. Please keep that in mind.
The MX-14 referenced above is my day to day operating system on the 52 gun, 18 digitizer, 19 digitizer, and the CF-29. Here's why I like it:
You can run "persistence" and customize a usb stick to run between machines, what this means is the program saves your settings i.e. browser as well as programs you add or subtract. I can stream Netflix on my "live" usb that I made and everything just "works". No fuss, no muss.
I have installed it on the 18, 19, 29, and the 52 (Thanks you once again Sadlmkr). It's fast, free, and very easy to use. You can save your programs to "favorites" which is very nice and it's similar to Zorin & Mint distributions. It's based on antiX, which is Debian and the Synaptic Package Manager is how you add and subtract programs to run. I encourage you to make a live cd/dvd/usb image of the system and try it out. I do NOT think you will be disappointed. At the very least, make a usb image and carry it with you. The sky is the limit on this one. Read through the videos they offer and try it out. They are a great resource. I'm in the process of moving so everything is packed except for my usb drives and several blank CD's to upload a system over the next several weeks. I still like MicroWattOS R8 for the 28, 33, and 34 but that may change. The important thing is to try and find something that works for you and give it a go.
Sadlmkr and I are working on a few things so stay tuned. P.S., "talking dog ranch rocks"...
CF-53 Mint LMDE3
CF-30 MK2 SSD LMDE2
Betsy, MK2 Navigatrix, Fundraiser for TbT
CF-52 GUN SSD LMDE2
(NICE) Thanks Sadlmkr
CF-29 MX-16 (https://mxlinux.org/
) Thanks Morgan
CF-28 MK3 MX-14.3 & MicroWattR8