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Old 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #16
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Mbr = master boot record,

Basically it is the very first part of the Hard Disk Drive.
A little program responsible for starting the rest of the operating system



Anyway, there are many 'lightweight' distributions

Linux Mint xfce is worth looking at

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2656

Should be easy to install and suited to your old hardware.
The interface won't be a million miles away from win XP/7


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You add the lowercase quotes (but case doesn't matter!)
Edit: make sure you spell/type it correctly,..,( I hate phone keyboards)

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Old 08-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #17
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EDDY1 was not in any way being "snarky" when encouraging you to list your specs. And, he sure gave a classy reply by still wanting to help you for free!

What you need to understand is that different linux distros require different amounts of memory, so at least knowing your RAM is needed to assess what will even work for you. Many linux distros are specifically made for lower spec machines. Just saying you have windows 7 is not enough info to get the best advice.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 05:55 PM   #18
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Thank you jross I think this is my first post with negative results & my responce was also negative, I'm actually thinking of how I should've responded instead of reacting. Right now I haven't a clue. Whoooooosa whoooosa whoooosa

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Old 08-29-2014, 06:07 PM   #19
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I have thought about it & came up with the conclusion that the OP ws so busy patting his/herself on the back about previous accomplishments that I wanted them to know that if they need help there's help available, should they provide necessary info. Although with the background presented by the OP should not require assistance, with the technical background that they possess.
I apologize to you jross

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