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Old 05-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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OS for old laptop(acer aspire 9500)


so i need an OS for this laptop and i am going to get the laptop from a place to place not just to settle so here are the spec

http://gdgt.com/acer/aspire/9500/specs/

and thank you in advance
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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I don't really understand most of what you wrote. It's not in a language I know. If you're looking for a lightweight distro you can find suggestions here:
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/what...t-linux-distro
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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You can try any distro with light DE (xfce, openbox, fluxbox. lxde).
http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 06-01-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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so i need an OS for this laptop and i am going to get the laptop from a place to place not just to settle so here are the spec

http://gdgt.com/acer/aspire/9500/specs/

and thank you in advance
My father had an Acer Aspire 5900 of similar specifications and it run Ubuntu 10.04 quite easily. I wuld suggest Debian (it is lighter than Ubuntu) and a lightweight Desktop Environment like LXDE, MATE, or XFCE. The only thing I think you may have difficulty with is the wireless drivers but if you know what driver you need before you install we can help you locate it.

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I don't really understand most of what you wrote. It's not in a language I know. If you're looking for a lightweight distro you can find suggestions here:
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/what...t-linux-distro
jdk
Was that really necessary?
 
Old 06-01-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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Was that really necessary?
Maybe your English is better than mine. I really didn't understand the latter part of the OP's message. So yes, it was. I thought it best to inform the OP of this fact in case my answer had no bearing on his/her question. I hope that clears things up for you.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #6
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Maybe your English is better than mine. I really didn't understand the latter part of the OP's message. So yes, it was. I thought it best to inform the OP of this fact in case my answer had no bearing on his/her question. I hope that clears things up for you.
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I am a native English speaker that is lazy unless with its usage unless it is for educational purposes. I understand your writing and I understand the OPs. You said very clearly "It's not in a language I know" yet you write in English here quite alot. Maybe the intent was not to belittle the OP but certainly suggesting his post was not in English (which you appear to know quite well even for a non-native speaker/writer), when it obviously is, was belittling.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 08:05 AM   #7
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I am a native English speaker that is lazy unless with its usage unless it is for educational purposes. I understand your writing and I understand the OPs. You said very clearly "It's not in a language I know" yet you write in English here quite alot. Maybe the intent was not to belittle the OP but certainly suggesting his post was not in English (which you appear to know quite well even for a non-native speaker/writer), when it obviously is, was belittling.
YMMV, to use a neutral expression. Since one hypothesis is that
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i am going to get the laptop from a place to place not just to settle
means that his/her laptop can be moved. That seems (a) so obvious and (b) so irrelevant to the problem that I strongly suspect that I am misunderstanding the content and/or the intent of the OP. If you claim to have a clear understanding of the fragment quoted above then "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!". To satisfy my curiosity you might tell me what you think it means?
jdk
 
Old 06-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #8
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YMMV, to use a neutral expression. Since one hypothesis is that

means that his/her laptop can be moved. That seems (a) so obvious and (b) so irrelevant to the problem that I strongly suspect that I am misunderstanding the content and/or the intent of the OP. If you claim to have a clear understanding of the fragment quoted above then "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!". To satisfy my curiosity you might tell me what you think it means?
jdk
So you do know what it means, thank you for that. Do you now still believe you had to say you didn't understand it because it was not in a language you know?
 
Old 06-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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Can we get this back on topic?

@omran97: This laptop uses a Pentium M CPU. Some versions of these CPUs do not support PAE, a feature that is enabled in kernels of most modern distributions. Some distros, like Debian, Slackware and distros that are aimed at older hardware have kernels available that are compiled without PAE, so it might be possible that you have to limit yourself to one of those distros, at least as long as you don't have a separate machine to build a kernel yourself.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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Pentium III timeframe, so not horrible. Do you happen to know WHICH processor it is? The Dothan cores supported PAE. Although most distro's include an available non-pae kernel also.
 
  


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