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Old 11-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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ive been here before and had linux discs on computer around 2007

never got online though with Linux

i want to get rid of windows i guess
i just want YouTube email etc and to watch a DVD on the computer and get Pandora

maybe run the LP turntable off the computer

can Linux do all this?

should i start with an old computer? has half gig of ram 800 mhz cpu amd

what version?

i dont have sata harddrives

i guess i could change a hardrive in a 2006 laptop has 80 gig drive 2 gigs ram

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Old 11-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I can't speak to turntables, but everything else should "just work."

Linux can run on older hardware- in fact that's how my mom's old Dell that had WinXP is still kicking. I would reccomend a more "modern system" but no biggie if it is not.

You don't need SATA hard drives, the old IDE ones will work fine.

It sounds like you want a system that will just work- Linux Mint is incredibly newbie friendly. If you're system is a bit older you might want to use Mint XFCE- it will be less taxing on the system.
 
Old 11-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Mint XFCE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xfce

thanks

it will play a dvd?
 
Old 11-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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it will play a dvd?
Yes it will do pretty much everything you need to do. Linux Mint will be a good choice for you, make sure you download the ISO that contains the codecs for multimedia files. you dont need sata hard drive or anything fancy just the hard drive already in your computer. Unless you need more space then a bigger hard drive will make perfect sense.

Keep us posted. And good luck to you
 
Old 11-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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Linux can be run in a huge varieties of configurations. You can create almost any configuration from almost any distribution. Your choice of distribution is usually the one which has a default configuration close to the one you want to create to cut down on the work you have to do to configure a new install. In your case Linux Mint will probably do everything you want out of the box. Later, after you learn Linux, you will start reconfiguring your system to your own taste. Eventually you may switch to a different distribution which has defaults closer to your home grown Linux configuration. Enjoy.

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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as above Mint15 should do what you need
EXCEPT for a analog vinyl turntable

now there are some NEW vinyl turntables that are USB and use a laser for a needle

but for say the old high end FISHER turntable i have ( from mid 80's and a few diamond needles still )
that is analog and has a manual arm .
 
  


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