Originally Posted by Stood5
I have a HP Laptop and im thinking on changing it up and installing linux for the first time. the specs of the comp are:
AMD sempron 2.10ghz processer
3.00 gb of ram
64 bit windows 7
I just wana know is it worth it to switch to linux? im good with computers but i am a complete newbie to linux as ive never even seen it used. All i use my computer for is my iphone, , music, torrents, and watching said torrents. usually on tv out from the hdmi port. Any advice on if i should switch and suggestions for good distros to use??
what is your motivation?
- dont like windows because it takes your liberty?
- pc too slow?
- be "modern"?
- be different?
- showing off with linux to friends?
Please analyze your motivation before you start.
If you have a good reason (for example: a reason good enough for making you NOT angry if the PC is not working anymore for few hours), I would:
a) start linux from a CD live (Puppy Linux? Knoppix?)
b) make a bootable USB stick (>8gB)
c) play around with the USB stick for a while
d) install further distros on the stick: lucid puppy, slitaz, tinycorelinux
e) play around and check what are your programm needs
f) install a choosen linux on your HDD (dual boot)
g) optimize your system (with applications)
If you are not mentally high motivated, you will not be happy.