March 23, 2015

I have a windows7 laptop, what can I install that will run on it?

hi, this is a gateway lt28 laptop. intel atom cpu N570 1.76GHZ 1 gig ram.. yeah. it's a p.o.s. and I can't do anything with it.. If I can find a free version of Linux to install *yeah I need help on how to put it on the usb so it will boot too. :) Thanks everyone! Joan

the 64 bit (not the 32) version of Slax would likely work well...

the 64 bit (not the 32) version of Slax would likely work well
1 download the zip file and unpack it to a USB
2 follow the instructions to make it bootable then restart the laptop
3 you can select options to remember settings

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Try Super X OS http://superxos.com/

Try Super X OS

http://superxos.com/

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First of all don't make fun of your laptop. I have a couple that benchmark...

First of all don't make fun of your laptop. I have a couple that benchmark less half of the new raspberry pi 2 credit card computer.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ will show you how to make a bootable usb pen drive for linux. Beginners like linux Mint. For a machine older than yours, Xubuntu might be bettter. Click on the From Windows tab at the bottom of the page for a long list of choices, make a choice, and following the link to further instructions.

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Being familiar with Windows, you would want to find a distribution which has...

Being familiar with Windows, you would want to find a distribution which has a similar feel to it. Such as Zorin or Linux Mint. One thing you will soon realize is Linux will run on many more systems than a recent Windows Operating System.
Regarding creating a live usb drive, each site has easy to follow instructions on how to accomplish this.
Good Luck and welcome to Linux!

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