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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Need help choosing linux distro
    For startes, Linux works great on low-end PCs. In fact, PCs actually run better with a Linux OS installed. If you want a Linux OS that user friendly and a gui easy to use like winxp, try linux mint 13 or Zorin OS 6. Both are very stable and will allow you to play and watch music and videos. I recommend Zorin OS 6. Zorin is a Linux OS that has a windows look and feel to it and eye-candy designs. So if you prefer to navigate your PC they way you do in windows, Zorin is perfect. You can even change the deskop Gui to other styles that resembles older or newer versions of windows. This way, you don't have to relearn how to get around your system. Zorin can even dualboot with your current installed OS easily with no complications. You will love it. You have a powerful graphics card which will work wonders with Zorin. Checkout this link [url=http://zorin-os.com/]Zorin OS 6[/url] If you need help installing it, let us know. We can walk you through it live.
    Link to this post 28 Aug 12

    For startes, Linux works great on low-end PCs. In fact, PCs actually run better with a Linux OS installed.

    If you want a Linux OS that user friendly and a gui easy to use like winxp, try linux mint 13 or Zorin OS 6. Both are very stable and will allow you to play and watch music and videos.

    I recommend Zorin OS 6. Zorin is a Linux OS that has a windows look and feel to it and eye-candy designs. So if you prefer to navigate your PC they way you do in windows, Zorin is perfect. You can even change the deskop Gui to other styles that resembles older or newer versions of windows. This way, you don't have to relearn how to get around your system.

    Zorin can even dualboot with your current installed OS easily with no complications. You will love it.

    You have a powerful graphics card which will work wonders with Zorin.

    Checkout this link

    Zorin OS 6

    If you need help installing it, let us know. We can walk you through it live.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    [quote="petersonlevi88"]Thank you all. I have a 1GB flash and 650MB CD-RW'S I do have a 4GB micro sd card and card readers on both PC's. Can that work???[/quote] The 1GB and 650mb CD will work. Never tried to boot with sd cards on a laptop. If the bios can see it, then why not. Use your 1GB usb flash and burn the image to the media and boot your laptop with it. Use the links that I have posted previously. Zorin OS 6 light Mint 13 that uses Mate, or xfce [url=http://www.linuxmint.com/]linux mint 13[/url] [url=http://zorin-os.com/free.html]Zorin OS 6 light[/url]
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    petersonlevi88 said:

    Thank you all. I have a 1GB flash and 650MB CD-RW'S I do have a 4GB micro sd card and card readers on both PC's. Can that work???

    The 1GB and 650mb CD will work. Never tried to boot with sd cards on a laptop. If the bios can see it, then why not.

    Use your 1GB usb flash and burn the image to the media and boot your laptop with it. Use the links that I have posted previously.

    Zorin OS 6 light
    Mint 13 that uses Mate, or xfce

    linux mint 13
    Zorin OS 6 light

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    [quote="mfillpot"][quote="petersonlevi88"]Thank you much. They have no exp with Linux and I myself am somewhat of a newcomer. I love Ubuntu 64 bit but have problems with running files on Fedora 17 64 bit. If you have any advice on how to get Zorin 6 64 bit to run as install from saved file on Fedora without disc, please let me know. Thanks.[/quote] You can set grub2 to boot the iso file to run it as though it is a physical disk with the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/02/how-to-boot-iso-with-grub2-easy-way.html[/quote] Great info, but he is using Fedora not ubuntu.....:-)
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    mfillpot said:

    petersonlevi88 said:

    Thank you much. They have no exp with Linux and I myself am somewhat of a newcomer. I love Ubuntu 64 bit but have problems with running files on Fedora 17 64 bit. If you have any advice on how to get Zorin 6 64 bit to run as install from saved file on Fedora without disc, please let me know. Thanks.


    You can set grub2 to boot the iso file to run it as though it is a physical disk with the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/02/how-to-boot-iso-with-grub2-easy-way.html

    Great info, but he is using Fedora not ubuntu.....:-)

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    Great info mfillpot, thanks :-)
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    Great info mfillpot, thanks :-)

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    What are the sizes or your DVDs, CDs and USBs if you have any? Another note, if your PC is lacking in graphics then I would suggested a lighter version of linux that is not graphic intensive. Zorin 6 maybe too much. Instead try Mint 13, or, Zorin 6 light. [url=http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2088]mint 13 xfce[/url]
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    What are the sizes or your DVDs, CDs and USBs if you have any?

    Another note, if your PC is lacking in graphics then I would suggested a lighter version of linux that is not graphic intensive. Zorin 6 maybe too much. Instead try Mint 13, or, Zorin 6 light.

    mint 13 xfce

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    You can burn Zorin 6 Light which is 695MB big to a CD or a 1GB usb drive [url=http://zorin-os.com/free.html]Zorin 6 light[/url]
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    You can burn Zorin 6 Light which is 695MB big to a CD or a 1GB usb drive

    Zorin 6 light

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