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Old 07-25-2009, 01:36 AM   #16
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Arrow Thank you for response but........


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There are a variety of possible operating systems which can be installed on a personal computer. As an alternative to Linux you may wish to consider Microsoft Vista. Although it certainly is more expensive, it is professionally written and you will find that all of the unfortunate issues and problems you are experiencing will simply disappear when using a quality operating system.

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The LapTop I have has two 64 meg ram sticks. I dont want to spend any money on it. It is Also a Pentium III 667Mhz. I want an operating system that runs well, better than XP does.

I will use it for web browsing, picaxe programming and photoshop like utilities.

So you see Vista would be even worse and I have tried Vista on my desktop and I HATED it.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 04:21 AM   #17
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Hmmm graphics utilities should be too much for this kind of a machine. A small distribution like Dream Linux or Xubuntu or Puppy should run on this and you could use it for web browsing and some programming but Gimp could be a bit too much considering that you only have 128 megs of ram and 667 mhz to work with. But these distros should definitely give much better performance than Xp and vista for sure.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #18
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Cease and Desist

@31tempe:
You have crossposted a similar message across LQ, which makes it the equivalent of UBE (Bulk) and is therefore considered hostile. The message is inappropriate because it does not address the Original Post in the intended way (LQ centers around all things GNU/Linux) and is considered as deliberately inciting. As you are in violation of the LQ Rules you are ordered to stop posting and read your email.

@All: please do not reply to 31tempe's post. Thanks for understanding.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #19
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Most distros offer a minimal installation which would probably be suitable for your hardware. It's not just the core you have to consider of course, there's also the availability of software in the repositories, how up-to-date you expect that software to be and (possibly most importantly) the community surrounding the distribution (a philosophy unique to GNU/Linux OSs),

Matt (resisting the incite)
 
Old 07-25-2009, 10:03 AM   #20
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@31tempe:
You have crossposted a similar message across LQ, which makes it the equivalent of UBE (Bulk) and is therefore considered hostile. The message is inappropriate because it does not address the Original Post in the intended way (LQ centers around all things GNU/Linux) and is considered as deliberately inciting. As you are in violation of the LQ Rules you are ordered to stop posting and read your email.

@All: please do not reply to 31tempe's post. Thanks for understanding.
Thanks for that, unSpawn. Those posts were getting annoying.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-27-2009, 03:15 AM   #21
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Angry

I was unaware somehow I have posted the same question twice or something, got a message about being in violation of rules or banned or something.

So Sorry!

edit; I thought the desist was aimed at me. My mistake . And thanks guys. Buy the way my PIII was working so hard inder XP and Kaspersky and Visual Studio that I had to buy a new power supply today for $99 AUS. The old one melted yesterday while I was online!

I aim to get Puppy's.

Last edited by expelleior; 07-27-2009 at 03:22 AM. Reason: Im not in trouble then !
 
Old 07-27-2009, 03:38 AM   #22
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No mate (=expellior), it's naught to do with you. No worries and good luck.
jdk
 
Old 08-03-2009, 07:50 AM   #23
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Im installing Puppy in next few days. I found I can run XBasic under it to prgram XBasic mictrocontrollers. Hope it runns under puppy. The other guy is usining Feadra 11.

Also with regard to running winmedia files is this possible with the initial install or to u need to configure it or use puplets ?
 
  


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