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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:56 AM
Quite possibly. I suppose the best thing to do is try whatever distro you have in mind from a live cd or from a usb. I use BodhiLinux personally which I've found to be very fast indeed. Although some seem to say it's not totally suited to a new user to Linux (I don't know if you are or not). So favorites like Mint or Ubuntu may be better.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:59 AM
BodhiLinux is based on the very popular Ubuntu linux operating system. Here's a guide to trying Ubuntu as a 'live CD' without installing. The same principles apply to all Ubuntu-based (indeed Linux-based) 'live CDs.
Remember that as it's running from a disc it'll be slower than an installed version but will enable you to test hardware compatibility etc.
Hope this helps? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:45 AM
RE: Vaio VGN-P530H --
Biggest bottleneck is CPU itself -- only 1.33 GHz (but Linix runs on slower);
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM is decent;
60 GB SATA Hard Drive (hdd) is acceptable;
no Optical Drive means using a USB device to clean hdd with a utility such as
System Rescue CD
( http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/sysresccd-x86/2.5.0/ )
and install an OS for low-resource PCs, like antiX-M11-base-686.
( http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Released/ )
Read about antiX here
( http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page )
and post-install instructions are here
( http://sblinux.org/antix/index.html#after_initial ).
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