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Old 01-10-2007, 03:02 AM   #16
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i did have core 5

how is 3 so diferent from 5 and 6?
It would be like going out today, and getting Windows 3.x and expecting to be able to find compatible drivers, etc. for it, probably worse given the constant updating of Linux OS's. I was just looking at a Fedora Mirror, and assuming its accurate, FC3 was posted June 05.

You might manage to get it to work, how well is the question. Its cool breathing new life into old machines, but when you pick a distro *that old*, its gonna be tough to get it working 100%, even on old hardware. Getting any software thats not pre-installed will be difficult, updated software may not run on it, finding software repositories will be next to impossible, you get the idea I imagine. I still think Xubuntu 6.10 would be better on that machine, given the reasons mentioned by JimBass. Gnome, and especially KDE, will just make a bad situation worse on that machine.

As for your audio problem, is it just playing music CD's, are you getting *any* audio, can you play MP3s, or any other audio format?

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Old 01-10-2007, 05:54 AM   #17
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thanks shorty -im not a novice on computer stuff i just dont type well

i know the cpu, harddrive, and ram ,are 3 diferent things

i think possibly i cant get the install option becuse i have a weird video card
that's Okay Craise, my fingers have "lysdexia" as well.
As for your "weird" video card, the standard frame buffer driver will at least get your desktop up, just no 3d.

To Jim Bass, maybe my ram knowledge needs updating. Any fauxpah's in the rest?

Running Mandriva and KDE on older machines? My server is an older Athlon 1.6Gb\ 256Mb mem\ onboard s3 graphics. runs sweet as candy.

keep on at it.

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Old 01-11-2007, 01:14 AM   #18
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i have some faster computers i could use i guess

i may go buy a new harddrive and try it out if i get the new magazine with fedora or something in few months

id like to know if i put on linux and change my mind is it a big thing to earse it and put on windows? i did do that-i put on xp and xp worked and then got jammed and i wondered if its all screwy from a linux file

i just dont see why with helix player and all the players on 2 or three linux computers the cd wont play or on other one played half the time

i sort of think microsoft is sort of greedy other than that is linux any big deal?

i sort of wish i had a mac
 
Old 01-11-2007, 03:52 AM   #19
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i sort of think microsoft is sort of greedy other than that is linux any big deal?
Yes, Linux is a big deal--It runs the majority of the servers in the world, including a few obscure sites such as Google. It also runs a fair percentage of the Supercomputers, the TIVO, and a few cell phones. According so some stats from W3C, its % usage <<edit: desktop usage>> is about the same at for the Mac.
So, what exactly was your question????....
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i sort of wish i had a mac
Then get one!!
 
  


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