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Which Linux distro will work for me?

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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


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Not to say that Ubuntu is bad, It`s really just personal opinion.


Edited by josiah13, 22 May 2014 - 06:02 AM.

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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,

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

burn it to the dvd-r, boot from it and answer the questions.

 

Have fun!

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


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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).

 

Hey

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


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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.

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