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Old 07-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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cannot understand Linpus at all


Hi I think I am getting a bit to old for this, I have had a asus netbook eee for a few years now running Linux and I seemed to get on well with it, so I bought an "emachine" with linux installed but it's not the same, it seems like this one is for grown ups. Perhaps if I could understand more of the terms and Jargon it would be easier. I was horrified to see how many people have rebooted windows XP.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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If we had a bit more information , then we might be able to help

but be aware that linpus lite is known as the ABSOLUTE worst distro that there is

in a top ten list of worst it is #1 and #2 and #3

the people at Linpus seem to think that a "netbook" with Linpus lite installed is an appliance , like a toaster or a blender .
And one dose not upgrade or change the software on a blender or toaster.
One through's out a perfectly good and working piece of hardware and buys a new one .
and they call that an "upgrade"

it is recommended that one replace "Linpus Lite" with a REAL operating system , one that DOSE work .

something like LinuxMint with the lxde desktop


but it you want to try to force Linpus Lite to do what YOU want ( not easy )
start with their web site
http://www.linpus.com/products.html
 
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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You don't say which Linux distribution you were using and what it is that you can't do on your new machine.
What is the terminology you need to get your work done?
Edit: I just read John VV's reply and though I have no personal experience of Linupus I concur with his conclusions.
As it happens I was going to mention that I wasn't impressed with the distro that came on my EEEPC (some kind of Xandros, I believe) but didn't want to sound too negative. Linux is about finding what works best for you, after all.

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Old 08-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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Hi, John Guru and 273, Thanks very much for your quick replies, it has me feel much better, if you professional guys don't think much of it. I may have misled you,the Asus netbook is running on a different Linux system to Linpus. I have tried Ubuntu on my laptop and that seems quite easy and user friendly so maybe the best bet is to see if I can download Ubuntu on to this "Emachine" thanks for your help Pete.
 
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If it is an older machine I would suggest Lubuntu or Xubuntu since the more modern Ubuntu desktops demand performance from your hardware that it may not be able to provide so well.
 
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Hi again 273, I am getting a little more confident now but only with "Ubuntu". My next question to you is ::- The laptop which I have installed ubuntu on is an Acer aspire which had windows home installed as standard it only has 40gig hard drive and 500 meg RAM the hard disc is partitioned 50/50 and I am running Ubuntu alongside windows. The version I have is 11.10 I think and it is no longer supported. Which version do you reccomend me to upgrade to? Thanks in anticipation Pete
 
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What model acer aspire, if 3520 memory can be upgraded to 2 Gigs.
What model emachine?
 
Old 08-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #8
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Hi again 273, I am getting a little more confident now but only with "Ubuntu". My next question to you is ::- The laptop which I have installed ubuntu on is an Acer aspire which had windows home installed as standard it only has 40gig hard drive and 500 meg RAM the hard disc is partitioned 50/50 and I am running Ubuntu alongside windows. The version I have is 11.10 I think and it is no longer supported. Which version do you reccomend me to upgrade to? Thanks in anticipation Pete
You are right, 11.10 is not longer supported.

I wouldnt install standard ubuntu. Unity (optional in 11.04, standard from 11.10 onward) is not my sort of thing, and it doesnt run well on low RAM systems.

If you want a ubuntu version that run better on low RAM systems there is- lubuntu (uses Lxde desktop), xubuntu (uses Xfce desktop) or bodhi (uses enlightment E17 desktop).

Xfce/xubuntu would be the closest to the gnome desktop on linpus.

If you do go for a ubuntu or ubuntu version with a different desktop, in most cases get 12.04. While normal ubuntu 12.04 has 5 years support, xubuntu 12.04 only has 3, and lubuntu 12.04 only 18 months. Lubuntu 12.04 isnt worth installing now IMO. I'm not sure about bodhi support length....but its probably harder to get used to than the other desktops anyway.

12.10 only has 18 months support, 13.04 and all 'non'LTS' vesions from then on only 9 months.

Ubuntu 'LTS' (long term support) versions come out every 2 years- 10.04 was one (its out of support now), 12.04 is the current version, ther next one will be 14.04.

If you're got a netbook with intel graphics and dont use wireless netowrking or your wireless chip is open source friendly, there is no real advantage of using ubuntu or anything based on ubuntu (eg linux mint) over stock standard debian. You can install debian with the Lxde and Xfce desktops as well.
 
  


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