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Which Linux should i use for:


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#1 kiranchavan

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:50 AM

i have windows 8.1 currently and i want to switch to Ubuntu especially or any Linux OS would be fine and my computer specs are as below:

Processor:Intel(R)Pentium(R)D CPU 2.66GHz 2.67GHz
RAM: 1.25GB
System Type: 32bit Operating System, X64 Based Processor

my PC is very old and as i am school student i dont need a PC better than this still i finish my schooling. Please suggest me a Linux OS,

I dont need Linux for gaming purpose but just for my programming place as such.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:56 AM

Hi

 

I moved your post to the Linux section from Windows because Windows users get a bit jumpy when you ask about Linux they think is voodoo or something.

 

I would suggest you try Linux Mint Xfce.

 

New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce - Linux Mint

 

Do you know how to burn an .iso to DVD or USB?


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

For such a old system with such specs this looks like a job for puppy linux!

 

I will get our resident puppy expert for you.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:59 AM

Hi

 

I moved your post to the Linux section from Windows because Windows users get a bit jumpy when you ask about Linux they think is voodoo or something.

 

I would suggest you try Linux Mint Xfce.

 

New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce - Linux Mint

 

Do you know how to burn an .iso to DVD or USB?

Yes Bro! I know how to burn into usb i have done it for windows 8.1 , 7, and XP



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:03 AM

For such a old system with such specs this looks like a job for puppy linux!

 

I will get our resident puppy expert for you.

its not that old as you seem to be reacting, Do you know what? i use windows 8.1 on the same old system you think and it runs smoothly,



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:05 AM

Hi

 

I moved your post to the Linux section from Windows because Windows users get a bit jumpy when you ask about Linux they think is voodoo or something.

 

I would suggest you try Linux Mint Xfce.

 

New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce - Linux Mint

 

Do you know how to burn an .iso to DVD or USB?

i asked the same question in askubuntu.com and they said that i should use Lubuntu and i have downloaded it but will install it later



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:37 AM

Your spec are very minimal so I would recommend Lubuntu.

 

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:32 PM

 

For such a old system with such specs this looks like a job for puppy linux!

 

I will get our resident puppy expert for you.

its not that old as you seem to be reacting, Do you know what? i use windows 8.1 on the same old system you think and it runs smoothly,

 

Still though a lightwight linux will be better for you in the long run, and remember windows 8.1 is considered lightweight compared to other windows versions post XP


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:45 PM

For such a old system with such specs this looks like a job for puppy linux!

 

I will get our resident puppy expert for you.

 

Appreciate the thought, Madman, but I'm going to say what I usually say.

 

Despite being loaded with tooltips, and wizards, and specifically aimed at Windows 'refugees', I still wouldn't recommend Puppy to complete beginners. It's too different in the way it works.

 

I have maintained for a long time that you need to 'cut your teeth' on a standard Linux distro before switching to Pup. On top of that, you need to be something of a 'lateral thinker' (!), and to be very accepting of a different way of doing things. (And not be afraid to 'dive in' and get your hands dirty..!)

 

I'm only too happy to help when somebody expresses a genuine interest in Puppy.....but the OP sounds to be still 'wedded' to MyCrudSoft's way of doing things.

 

I think it would just be wasting everybody's time. The 'buntu-based distros are definitely easier for beginners to learn.....although the OP's hardware certainly sounds like a classic 'Puppy' machine!

 

(*shrug*)

 

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

true, well there is still xubuntu or lubuntu


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:58 AM

true, well there is still xubuntu or lubuntu

 

Don't get me wrong. If you think Puppy would work well for a particular use-case, drop me a line. I'll always take a look.

 

If I think it would be best, I'll definitely say so. If not, I'll say that, too.

 

Nine times out of ten, we recommend Mint here on the forum. Why? Because it's simple to download & install, simple to understand, simple to use. And that's what newcomers need, right? A gentle introduction that gives them the right impression about Linux.....

 

This forum is almost like Mint's second home, it's that popular. Most of you run it.....hell, even I'll recommend it most of the time, and I don't even use it!

 

So by all means, give me a shout if you think Pup would be better for someone. I will always take a look.

 

 

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Dell Inspiron 1100; 2.6 GHz P4, 1.5 GB DDR1, 64GB KingSpec IDE SSD, Intel 'Extreme' graphics, 1 TB Seagate 'Expansion' external storage, HP HD2300 webcam.

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:00 PM

As the OP has now started another topic asking a subsequent question, I'll close this topic to avoid confusion.

New topic: Which version of Ubuntu should I use for:




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