Linux Ubuntu?

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Linux Ubuntu?

Postby never/ever » 24 Mar 2014, 10:02

So I'm a die-hard XP-user who is not impressed by Microsoft's decision to quit updating this aged OS. Windows 8 is not going to work on my computer because this carcass is 12 years old and only has 512MB RAM. I'm not intending to buy a new one so I'm looking for an alternative...

I read this article online:
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/germans-win ... 17558.html

Not sure if anyone can help me but is this a viable alternative for XP?
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby Underwater » 24 Mar 2014, 14:26

What's wrong with Windows 7?
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby Jude » 24 Mar 2014, 15:19

Underwater wrote:What's wrong with Windows 7?
Minimum requirements of at least 1GB RAM, for a start.
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby Seymore Porn » 24 Mar 2014, 19:05

I tried to use Ubuntu a few years ago. I had to download stuff then burn it to a CD. The CD was then used as a boot up disc for installing Ubuntu and was to be used only for that. In practice, every time I tried to use Ubuntu, it asked for the boot up disc. It was a pain in the arse and I eventually stopped using it.
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby never/ever » 25 Mar 2014, 10:50

Criost. Reading the comments under this article gives me a headache. To 7 or not to 7? Linux Mint?
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby packrat » 11 Apr 2014, 17:33

Maart, did you take this any further? How did you get on?

Must admit that there are a couple of other 'flavours' of linux I would suggest before Ubuntu, like Mint or Mangeia or Manjaro. Or even Puppy.
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby never/ever » 30 Apr 2014, 12:55

I still am overseas and won't be back until May 10 but, from what I read here and elsewhere Linux Mint may be the way to go. I will definitely give that a spin before Ubuntu.
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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby packrat » 30 Apr 2014, 16:50

Well, I use Mint and have done so for a few years now. I am happy with it and they do tend to keep it pretty simple and straightforward (as I see it anyway!!)

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Re: Linux Ubuntu?

Postby Landskroner » 04 Jun 2014, 05:52

window 7 requirements of at least 1GB RAM?