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#1 jessejames713


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

How would I swap to linux minus a few apps like office and such?


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:38 PM

How would I swap to linux minus a few apps like office and such?

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Not sure what you mean :unsure:

Could you be a little more specific?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

Depends what variant of linux you're looking at trying - but the ultimate question is always Why?

What does Windows not do that you believe linux can replace?
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:44 PM

I installed the latest Ubuntu version of Linux on one of my computers that was already running XP Pro+SP3. It did a beautiful job carving out the necessary space on one of the hard drives and setting up a dual boot scenario so I can boot XP or Ubuntu. This is a great way to learn to use Linux while still having your trusty XP available when needed.

I still prefer XP but the Ubuntu flavor of Linux is not bad.

Linux will no longer install on older, slower, low memory system, at least not the flavors I've tried. I was thinking of installing it on some old computers we got donated but that turned out not to work. I tried Ubuntu and Knopix and one other whose name I forget at the moment and they all wanted a minimum of 256MB of ram.

Puppy Linux might install on these system, have not tried it (yet).


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:47 AM

Can I just reinforce Rich's comments. Ubuntu in its latest distro is a very powerful and well thought through OS Whereas in the past Linux used to be regarded (by some) as the preserve of the "experienced" computer/owner/operator, a lot of folks now feel that the Ubunto distro (among others) has been refined and simplified to the extent that a lot of folks are taking a serious look at it. Try it and see what you think DSL has a tiny "footprint" and I even have another version that can be run from a floppy disc, with no hard drive involvement and with internet access...... but I don't try to use it everyday! Regards paws
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