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Old 05-03-2015, 04:20 AM   #16
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Gregg Bell,

As pointed out earlier, Zorin OS 9 Lite has a small footprint and does not use a lot of resources.

This is the reason it is so quick.

You will notice from the Linuxed review that:

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Zorin OS 9 Lite has a lightweight Lubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager to browse and install packages.
Using Synaptic, you should be able to install LibreOffice Writer on its own without the rest of the LO suite of programs.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:42 AM   #17
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Using Synaptic, you should be able to install LibreOffice Writer on its own without the rest of the LO suite of programs.
Hi Beachboy...

Is that possible? I figured at the very least, it would try to install the base and other related packages, not including any dependencies.

Regards...
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:40 AM   #18
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ardvark71,

I have just installed Zorin OS 9 Lite on an old laptop and everything works perfectly.

I had the option to install LO Writer on its own using Synaptic but I then decided to install the complete LO.

I am not sure how much space would have been saved by only installing Writer.

In any event I am confident that Zorin OS 9 Lite will perform well even with the full LO suite installed.

What is more Zorin has a very attractive and easy-to-follow layout. I am impressed by it.

I changed the overwhelming blue of the desktop wallpaper to Moon.jpg. Just a personal thing and it makes a change from the Windows Blue Screen of Death!

In my opinion, novice Linux users could do a lot worse than try Zorin OS 9, either Lite for older hardware or the fuller version Zorin OS 9:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/zorin-os-9.html
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:38 AM   #19
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Thanks. I installed this but as I try to use it
Cool. I understand. At least you tried it.
I was just going by the thread title.
You did not mention you wanted a lightweight Desktop Environment
distribution that automounts and does more than supply a word processor.

Good luck with it.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #20
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What is more Zorin has a very attractive and easy-to-follow layout. I am impressed by it.
Thank you for your thoughts, I'll have to try it when I get another older system to refurbish.

Regards...
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:17 PM   #21
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Using Synaptic, you should be able to install LibreOffice Writer on its own without the rest of the LO suite of programs.
this is possible, but it has no impact on the runtime resources LO Writer is using.
in other words, libreoffice won't be less sluggish if you go this way.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:31 PM   #22
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ondoho,

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it has no impact on the runtime resources LO Writer is using
That is good.

Thanks for that information.

Last edited by beachboy2; 05-03-2015 at 04:32 PM.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:01 PM   #23
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Puppy Linux is good too - (Slacko)based on Slackware and able to use all of its packages.
Puppy Forum

There are all kinds of Puppy Linux versions Slacko is the one based on Slackware but there are debian ones if you want, and even embedded ones.

Mine is Puppy Slacko 5.7 and it boots in about 45 seconds to the desktop and has abiword as standard along with many useful bits of software. You can easily run it from a memory stick as it has a 'frugal install' which keeps personal stuff in a .sfs savefile. So, in effect everyone in the family can have a separate savefile if a computer is used by more than one person and that person can take their savefile away on a memory stick so no-one else can corrupt/add to it. If you want a full traditional install, thats available too.

It is a single user(root) system with 4 screens on the desktop. Size roughly 170Mb but that varies depending on type of Puppy. Designed to run with old hardware and little memory.
Thanks Paul. I've heard good things about Puppy. There are just so many choices!
 
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ardvark71,

I have just installed Zorin OS 9 Lite on an old laptop and everything works perfectly.

I had the option to install LO Writer on its own using Synaptic but I then decided to install the complete LO.

I am not sure how much space would have been saved by only installing Writer.

In any event I am confident that Zorin OS 9 Lite will perform well even with the full LO suite installed.

What is more Zorin has a very attractive and easy-to-follow layout. I am impressed by it.

I changed the overwhelming blue of the desktop wallpaper to Moon.jpg. Just a personal thing and it makes a change from the Windows Blue Screen of Death!

In my opinion, novice Linux users could do a lot worse than try Zorin OS 9, either Lite for older hardware or the fuller version Zorin OS 9:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/zorin-os-9.html
All I know is that I have LO Writer alone on one computer and the full suite on another identical computer and the full suite takes three times as long to open. However, once open, LO Writer works at the same speed on both.

Last edited by Gregg Bell; 05-03-2015 at 05:04 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 05:05 PM   #25
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Cool. I understand. At least you tried it.
I was just going by the thread title.
You did not mention you wanted a lightweight Desktop Environment
distribution that automounts and does more than supply a word processor.

Good luck with it.
Thanks for suggesting it. I played around with it. I may not use it now but I'm keeping it in mind for future purposes.
 
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Originally Posted by beachboy2 View Post
ardvark71,

I have just installed Zorin OS 9 Lite on an old laptop and everything works perfectly.

I had the option to install LO Writer on its own using Synaptic but I then decided to install the complete LO.

I am not sure how much space would have been saved by only installing Writer.

In any event I am confident that Zorin OS 9 Lite will perform well even with the full LO suite installed.

What is more Zorin has a very attractive and easy-to-follow layout. I am impressed by it.

I changed the overwhelming blue of the desktop wallpaper to Moon.jpg. Just a personal thing and it makes a change from the Windows Blue Screen of Death!

In my opinion, novice Linux users could do a lot worse than try Zorin OS 9, either Lite for older hardware or the fuller version Zorin OS 9:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/zorin-os-9.html
Tried Zorin but needed a non-Pae file and they didn't seem to have one.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 08:01 PM   #27
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Might not be too geeky for you and easy to use and 1 gig of ram will run it just fine and it comes with Libre Office already and fits on a CD and comes with a non pae kernel.

MX-14.4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1oH3y0r6M
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:03 PM   #28
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Oh. And it comes with Broadcom Wireless support OOTB also.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:01 PM   #29
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Might not be too geeky for you and easy to use and 1 gig of ram will run it just fine and it comes with Libre Office already and fits on a CD and comes with a non pae kernel.

MX-14.4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1oH3y0r6M
Ha ha, rokytnji, I already tried it. (What are the odds of that?) And I really liked it. And I liked the idea that it comes with LO. I'm wondering if I'd be able to get LO upgrades there. Anyway, everything was good about it except that the internet (it uses a browser called Iceweasel) was slow and bogged down in a hurry. Besides that it was great. I'm wondering, do you think the internet would work a lot faster when the distro was installed (as opposed to running off the usb drive)?

I also tried a distro called Bodhi. The internet seemed to work much better. I'm leaning toward that if I can get LO and Dropbox there, but MX is running a close second. Thanks.
 
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Puppy Linux is good too - (Slacko)based on Slackware and able to use all of its packages.
Puppy Forum

There are all kinds of Puppy Linux versions Slacko is the one based on Slackware but there are debian ones if you want, and even embedded ones.

Mine is Puppy Slacko 5.7 and it boots in about 45 seconds to the desktop and has abiword as standard along with many useful bits of software. You can easily run it from a memory stick as it has a 'frugal install' which keeps personal stuff in a .sfs savefile. So, in effect everyone in the family can have a separate savefile if a computer is used by more than one person and that person can take their savefile away on a memory stick so no-one else can corrupt/add to it. If you want a full traditional install, thats available too.

It is a single user(root) system with 4 screens on the desktop. Size roughly 170Mb but that varies depending on type of Puppy. Designed to run with old hardware and little memory.
Looked Puppy over and got lost in the number of versions available. Looks good but didn't know what to try. Plus ran into this notion that I need a non-PAE file for my ancient laptop.
 
  


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