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nanodiamond

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    RE: Whats the best OS for us
    Please see eBay to max out your RAM (probably PC133, needing 2X256), then go to http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/MEPIS-AntiX-Download-27857.html and download. This Linux distro is amazing on lod machines and with access to Debian and sidux (and other) repositories, you will hav no trouble upgrading software, including OpenOffice. You will definitely need the most RAM your motherboard will support, however. To find this out, go to SystemRescueCD (http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/) and download version 1.3.4. It is a LiveCD and has a utility that tells one all that is needed about Hardware used. Best wishes and my the Creator bless your efforts!
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    Please see eBay to max out your RAM (probably PC133, needing 2X256), then go to http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/MEPIS-AntiX-Download-27857.html and download.

    This Linux distro is amazing on lod machines and with access to Debian and sidux (and other) repositories, you will hav no trouble upgrading software, including OpenOffice. You will definitely need the most RAM your motherboard will support, however.

    To find this out, go to SystemRescueCD (http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/) and download version 1.3.4.
    It is a LiveCD and has a utility that tells one all that is needed about Hardware used.

    Best wishes and my the Creator bless your efforts!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Having trouble with .ISO images
    Sorry to hear of your problems. i suggest you go with a "lighter" distro for a netbook -- like [i]lubuntu[/i] 32-bit or [i]antiX[/i] M8.5. For the latter on a USB stick, please see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/mepis-64/have-you-tried-the-antix-usb-boot-from-a-flash-memory-stick-692909/ . The same applies for M8.5 as for M8.0, FYI. Best wishes for success! [img size=240]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/think_cut.jpg[/img]
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    Sorry to hear of your problems. i suggest you go with a "lighter" distro for a netbook -- like lubuntu 32-bit or antiX M8.5. For the latter on a USB stick, please see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/mepis-64/have-you-tried-the-antix-usb-boot-from-a-flash-memory-stick-692909/ . The same applies for M8.5 as for M8.0, FYI.

    Best wishes for success!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Choosing a distro: Pros and Cons from real users
    Ease of install, an attractive user interface with familiar-sounding software labels and familiar-looking icons, a friendly support mechanism, simple package mangement, plus the OS being a good match for the hardware's capabilities are all-important to most newbies As such, a Linux distro that installs as easily as Unity or PCLXDE, looks like the new openSUSE, has the support of Ubuntu and Fedora, possesses a Synaptic-like package manager with a selection of software like Debian, and performs like antiX would, in my judgment, be ideal for a newbie. Alas, such a distro does not exist! Unfortunately, the new LTS versions of the Ubuntu family seem, at present, to have install problems and video issues. As such, I must at this point in time choose the new[i] PCLOS [/i]in all its flavors for most newer machines with lots of RAM, high BUS rates and fast CPUs and pick[i] antiX[/i] for for those new Linux users with limited-resource machines (including notebooks, laptops and older machines of all types, down to a PIII with 256MB RAM). Modern 64-bit users can go to Fedora first, openSUSE second and Salix third. Netbooks I do not claim to know, so I defer to others on these minis. There, you have my considered opinion based on experience that is not too extensive. It's the best I can do. At Present. [img size=640]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/full_Wanne.jpg[/img]
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    Ease of install, an attractive user interface with familiar-sounding software labels and familiar-looking icons, a friendly support mechanism, simple package mangement, plus the OS being a good match for the hardware's capabilities are all-important to most newbies As such, a Linux distro that installs as easily as Unity or PCLXDE, looks like the new openSUSE, has the support of Ubuntu and Fedora, possesses a Synaptic-like package manager with a selection of software like Debian, and performs like antiX would, in my judgment, be ideal for a newbie. Alas, such a distro does not exist!

    Unfortunately, the new LTS versions of the Ubuntu family seem, at present, to have install problems and video issues. As such, I must at this point in time choose the new PCLOS in all its flavors for most newer machines with lots of RAM, high BUS rates and fast CPUs and pick antiX for for those new Linux users with limited-resource machines (including notebooks, laptops and older machines of all types, down to a PIII with 256MB RAM). Modern 64-bit users can go to Fedora first, openSUSE second and Salix third. Netbooks I do not claim to know, so I defer to others on these minis.

    There, you have my considered opinion based on experience that is not too extensive. It's the best I can do. At Present.

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Linux Terminal Server
    Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edubuntu for information, keyword = LTSP.
    Link to this post 21 May 10

    Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edubuntu for information, keyword = LTSP.

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