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fisheater

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    RE: Suggestions for older high end laptop
    I have a Core2Duo @ 3.0GHz with 8GB RAM and run antiX-13.2 quite successfully and it's pleasingly fast. Wireless can prove to be a problem with Debian-based distros like antiX if the wireless card requires proprietary drivers (Broadcom is most notorious) but, since yours is a desktop and you will most likely use a good wireless router like Netgear (don't try LinkSys), It should not be a problem getting netflix up and running. If your video card is nVidia, that could be another potential issue with any distro, not just a Debian-based one, due to proprietary drivers and lack of support for so-called Legacy cards. Hardware compatibility is the issue and certain sites will serve to inform you of general degrees of compatibility -- http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/ http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatdb/index.html for example. There are others. Try LinuxMint-13-xfce or LinuxLite, as suggestions. 32-bit will make it less likely that architecture and/or other issues may become a problem. http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18 https://linuxliteos.com Long Term Support (LTS) versions are what one should seek as a newbie trying distro in the 'buntu family, of which the two noted are members. Especially if running "legacy" hardware. Should one really want to speed things up, with your hardware a Samsung SSD would liven things up considerably and give the biggest bang for the buck. Welcome, and best wishes!
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    I have a Core2Duo @ 3.0GHz with 8GB RAM and run antiX-13.2 quite successfully and it's pleasingly fast. Wireless can prove to be a problem with Debian-based distros like antiX if the wireless card requires proprietary drivers (Broadcom is most notorious) but, since yours is a desktop and you will most likely use a good wireless router like Netgear (don't try LinkSys), It should not be a problem getting netflix up and running.

    If your video card is nVidia, that could be another potential issue with any distro, not just a Debian-based one, due to proprietary drivers and lack of support for so-called Legacy cards. Hardware compatibility is the issue and certain sites will serve to inform you of general degrees of compatibility --

    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/
    http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatdb/index.html

    for example. There are others.

    Try LinuxMint-13-xfce or LinuxLite, as suggestions. 32-bit will make it less likely that architecture and/or other issues may become a problem.

    http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18
    https://linuxliteos.com

    Long Term Support (LTS) versions are what one should seek as a newbie trying distro in the 'buntu family, of which the two noted are members. Especially if running "legacy" hardware.

    Should one really want to speed things up, with your hardware a Samsung SSD would liven things up considerably and give the biggest bang for the buck.

    Welcome, and best wishes!

  • fisheater
    Hello, World, from Toppenish!
    I see this is a worldwide forum, hence the greeting. There is only one place in the world named Toppenish. I have used GNU/Linux almost exclusively for four years, now. Very few others here even know what Linux is. Still others act like it is treason to speak of anything but that dominant OS from Redmond, across the Cascade Mountains from here. My avatar is a photo taken on the Columbia River before The Dalles Dam flooded ancestral fishing grounds. One of my earliest memories is of the untamed Big River. It was an awesome, deafening, wondrous place where salmon seemed never-ending. I'm grateful for seeing it. Freedom lives on even if becoming as tame as the Big River is now. Linux is one place I can go and know something of it, again. Ironic, isn't it? Hope I can be of some help at some time to someone. fisheater (This is what the Lakota called us, translated, so it's what I call myself. Proudly.)
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    I see this is a worldwide forum, hence the greeting. There is only one place in the world named Toppenish.

    I have used GNU/Linux almost exclusively for four years, now. Very few others here even know what Linux is. Still others act like it is treason to speak of anything but that dominant OS from Redmond, across the Cascade Mountains from here.

    My avatar is a photo taken on the Columbia River before The Dalles Dam flooded ancestral fishing grounds. One of my earliest memories is of the untamed Big River. It was an awesome, deafening, wondrous place where salmon seemed never-ending. I'm grateful for seeing it.

    Freedom lives on even if becoming as tame as the Big River is now. Linux is one place I can go and know something of it, again. Ironic, isn't it?

    Hope I can be of some help at some time to someone.

    fisheater
    (This is what the Lakota called us, translated, so it's what I call myself. Proudly.)

  • fisheater
    RE: distro for high end laptop
    Yes, please tell of your experiences with Mageia, geald321 !
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    Yes, please tell of your experiences with Mageia, geald321 !

  • fisheater
    RE: distro for high end laptop
    Check out the new [url=http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=netrunner][b]netrunner[/b][/url] I do not know of any distros that come with all drivers needed, [url=http://www.tomshardware.com/news/linux-nvidia-gpu-driver-optimus,17394.html][i]sorry[/i][/url]. Welcome!
    Link to this post 27 Jan 13

    Check out the new netrunner
    I do not know of any distros that come with all drivers needed, sorry.
    Welcome!

  • fisheater
    RE: Help with linux dristro, old pc.
    http://sms.it-ccs.com/features.html As we all know, slackware is most stable! lol
    Link to this post 27 Jan 13

    http://sms.it-ccs.com/features.html As we all know, slackware is most stable! lol

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