It seems that you have been refered to Ubuntu. True, Ubuntu is easy to use, but becasue your computer is not, shall we say, new, Xubuntu would be a much better choice because it uses much less system power, and even on my new(ish) computer, it is faster than lightening. Also looks great. Download Xubuntu from: http://xubuntu.org
Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:19 PM
Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:00 AM
Not to say that Ubuntu is bad, It`s really just personal opinion.
Edited by josiah13, 22 May 2014 - 06:02 AM.
Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:05 AM
Try Ubuntu. it's the easiest Linux distro for beginner.
Just read the instructions carefully. And be prepared to study lots of new stuff.
just download the image from their site,
burn it to the dvd-r, boot from it and answer the questions.
Looks like you didn't read that I started with Ubuntu and it won't work on my older computer...need a smaller OS suggestion.
Try Xubuntu, the lighter version of Ubuntu: http://xubuntu.org
Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:49 AM
I am almost completely clueless when it comes to computers and totally dumbfounded by linux OS requirements. Giving up Windows XP (support ended), I'm trying to install a linux based OS. Two days have gotten me no further to understanding and finding the OS that works for me! I'll outline my pathetic computer specs (it's a dinosaur) and what I would like to be able to do. Then I would be extremely grateful for suggestions! Remember, I'm a newbie and don't understand all the lingo so please dumb it down for me. I'd prefer any installation involving DVD-R. I bought ten so I could use one to load UBUNTU (not enough space).
I can suggest you to try LinuxLiteOS on your setup
It's a very old configuration but I think you still be able to work on it
If you can find one more 256 Mb memory line it will be much better though
Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:16 AM
Definitelly DamnSmallLinux. You can read more about it at doanassignment
there are few articles about linux
Edited by cook90, 22 August 2017 - 07:16 AM.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:05 AM
I use LXLE because it is for older computers as a replacement for windows. It is sort of like getting a new computer Windows XP was so slow and it hung up constantly. LXLE uses the gdebi package manager which basically automates the installation of some of the apps that are available instead of having to use the command line all of the time. LXLE is also quite versatile for customization of its panels, where the program launchers of your choice can be put. One you get used to it its simple to use and it works right out of the box. It is also low on resources.
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