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My name is Bill,
And I had an addiction to windows...
Anyway I am resurrecting an old t5062 emachines with 64 bit single athlon processor.
I tried rather unsuccessfully to install Mint. But I did have a backup Ubuntu cd with 9.01. So this morning I installed the Ubuntu. My question is two fold, will mint run on this machine and if not which ubuntu platform is the best.
Thanks in advance.
it ended up frozen and pixilated, so it seemed unstable, hence the switch.
Doing some reading on debian, the comparisons say its not so user friendly but rock solid. Also I would like to try Linux and gaming as I have an old xp machine that I currently play on.
Any good platforms or just stay with Xp?
There is no good reason to run 64bit on that old laptop.
You should probably fix the first classic before starting on the second. The process of fixing the first will help you on the second.
What graphics does the older laptop have?
Last edited by Germany_chris; 12-01-2014 at 10:32 AM.
Mint & ubuntu are live cd/dvd which require quite a bit of ram
Even though the machine is 64-bit it has a 2Gig max ram.
You should use a regular install cd rather than the graphics intensive mint or ubuntu.
If you still want to try live-cd
Try AntiX, Puppy Linux
Debian-live with Xfce or kde
Your machine will run debian-live with gnome better than mint or ubuntux, but it will run better from hdd.