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July 8, 2016

What Linux Distro Do You Recommend?

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A few months ago someone gave me a Dell Optiplex FX130. I decided to remove the 1GB SSD with a 2-inch IDE cable to IDE to SD Card slot to a Mirco SD card with a Micro SD card adapter into a SD card. The Micro SDHC card is 32GB & the IDE to MicroSD supports SDHC as well. However, I tried to install Zorin 11 Lite & Ubuntu but it does not recognize the CPU. I tried Puppy Linux but I find the OS font & layout somewhat horrible. I just wanted something to browse the web or something I can use as a TV media stream like the Roku 3 or Apple TV. I was really looking forward to using Zorin or Ubuntu but for some reason it doesn't recognize the CPU. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a new Linux user?

 

Device Specs:

CPU: VIA Eden 1 GHz

RAM: 1GB DDR2

GPU: Up to 256MB (shared)

HDD: Patriot 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC card

 

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