Wow, thanks for all the responses.
I hope you get assistance with your Neflix problem.
Why did you choose Mint over Puppy? I am also deciding and have boiled it down to these 2 distros. Isn't Puppy somewhat lighter whilst preserving much of the functionality of Mint?
I chose Mint as it seemed to be a more straightforward move from Windows as the desktop etc is more like Windows in appearance etc. I may have that wrong though.....? I arrived at the decision after doing a few searches.
You may be able to run 64bit linux on your machine but we would have tho check.
The Vista era PC's are at the edge of when 64bit started to become standard.
Can you give us your specs?
OK here are the specs (Speccy Report). :
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM 2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard Dell Inc. 0K216C (Socket 775)
Graphics DELL SE198WFP (1024x768@60Hz)
895MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO (Dell)
Storage 298GB Seagate ST3320620AS ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7200S ATA Device
Audio Realtek High Definition Audio
Is this enough info to determine the viability of running 64bit on my machine. Let me know if you want more info.
Thanks NickAu. I will have a read....'Pipline', 'Wine'.....all new to me...thanks
Firefox or Google Chrome both support Netflix on Linux. Just watched a show last night on both Cinnamon & KDE 18.1 versions of Linux Mint 64 bit. Both play Netflix just fine with no additional installs. Current version of Firefox is 52.0.1
Thanks res45. I tried Firefox on the Mint Disc (XFCE 18.1 32bit) but got an error at each attempt to play a Netflix program. I will see what version of Firefox it was. Chrome has stopped support for the 32bit version so i have not tried that. If I can use 64bit I will give it a go.
@buddy215: thanks. that sounds promising for Firefox49. will look into that.
@Mike_Walsh: FF52 32-bit sounds more appealing as its the simpler option. If all goes well with the install I might try Iron...once I get into the swing of Linux...;)