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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:22 AM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:48 PM
Just like with Windows, the faster the machine, the better off you are. Most Linuxes are better than Windows when it comes to running on old hardware. This doesn't mean that a ten year old computer will go like greased lightning with an older Linux on it, but you can bet that it'll do better than with Windows XP (or Vista!) on it.
My first question would be which tower should I use? Does it matter what the system (tower) specs are for Linux?
Yes! The term for that is "dual boot" (or "multi boot".) Here's a nice post I found on the OpenSuse forum regarding dual booting with OpenSuse and Windows XP. There shouldn't be much difference with an older version of Windows. http://forums.opensuse.org/how-faq-read-on...dows-linux.html
Also, can I have both Linux and Windows working on the same machine and just choose which to use at certain times? If so, can someone give me a link in their reply where I can read how to do this.
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 26 February 2009 - 01:49 PM.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:21 AM
Before jumping into installing Suse i would like to suggest you try a
I know nothing so far about Linux except what I've read in this forum. Honestly, I'm just looking to explore Linux and learn along the way.
Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux
and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:20 PM
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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