Originally Posted by Ollie Keskinen
My window 7 has gone? I'm informed that Mandrake hasn't been used for years. That's how long ago that I made the purchase. I have no idea if I'm using an old Linux OS? My OLE 2 compound documents won't open. Email and searches work fine,I think I'll like Linux but I'm sure stumbling right now.
Yes Mandrake was a very good distro that I used for a long time - it is now very old and should not be used on newer hardware (I still run a few Mandrake 7.2 machines, Pentium 120mhz!).
Mandrake became Mandriva after a merge with Connectiva, and is now represented by the very capable Mageia Project
distro. I have not used Mageia but it has a solid reputation among former Mandrake/Mandriva users.
If it was a Windows 7 machine then almost any current distro should work on it.
Please post a few system specs (CPU, RAM, HD, Network and video adapter chipsets) and I am sure you will receive more help than you probably need to select and sort out installing a newer distro!
I am a Slackware user and highly recommend it to everyone, others will have other preferences!
Welcome to GNU/Linux and welcome to LQ!