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#1 jimvt

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

Is there a good review of available operating systems somewhere on the site?

 

I've spent days trying to install Linux with no luck.


Edited by hamluis, 15 April 2013 - 05:41 PM.
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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:25 AM

Which distro of Linux do you want to install ?. What is main the purpose of your computer ?.

 

Linux comes in a wide variety of choice from different distro makers. There is specialized distros which targets multimedia, education, science , CAD work, Audio-Video editing etc. There is also different styles of desktop interface which may confuse a first time user. If you can clarify your motive i can suggest a good distro suited for you. 

 

This small guide may help you to choose the OS of your flavor :   http://www.labnol.org/software/best-linux-distros/12757/


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 15 April 2013 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

Good questions, Anshad Edavana....

 

It would help us to recommend a Linux distro to you if you would give some info on the computer

you want to install Linux on. For instance brand and model, present OS and if you intend to dual boot

or not, if the comp was custom built then list it's hardware.

 

Did you first attempt to run the Linux OS as Live without installing?  That is the best thing to do to

determine if you and your computer are compatible with the Linux distro.


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#4 jimvt

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Thanks, Folks:

 

I'm using an Emachine T4697, 2.60g Pent4, 8kb  primary mem. cach, 512 kb secondary, 80g Hard drive w/ 60g free.

I'd like to try a simple version of Linux for home use to get away from XP Home which is app. going bye-bye soon.

I tried Fedora w/o success and I just tried the Live w/o installing but couldn't get it to work.

 

Any help appreciated



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

Up to 2GB PC2700 DDR RAM, according to specs -- how much is in you machine?  First thing calling me is RAM upgrade if presently one gig or less -- max it out with something like one of these pairs.

Vector Linux 7.0 - Light  is simple to use, stable and useful on older machines like yours. I recommend it in your case.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

I'm running Linux Mint 11 on an old AOpen PC 700+ Mb Ram 40 GB HDD P4 processor.  Works like a charm and had no issues other than the distro is out of date and I have to download and update some programs I like manually but thats not been a big issue,I do pretty much anything I can do on windows.

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

Good reviews of 5 "light" Linux distros here: http://thelinuxsite.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/top-5-lightweight-linux-distros-for-older-pcs/

Lubuntu is their choice ... but I like/use Crunchbang!



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the help, folks.

 

I dl'd an updated UBUNTU and got it installed....finally.

 

Looks good but slow so I'm checking the forums for speedups.

 

'preciate it.

 

JD



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:29 PM

jimvt,

 

I agree with the suggestion of more ram.  the more ram, the better everything works.






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