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2.5ghz intel celeron processor (pentium 4 i think)
intel gfx card 8xxx series 96mb
wusb100 wireless card hardware version 1
i need something that is easy to use at first and when i start to learn more i can make more modifications to the os.
something that is easy to install java in will help.
i also am a novice programmer and will be trying to make software. i need a distro that will at least look nice doesnt have to look awesome just nice maybe xfce desktop to improve responsiveness.
something that a good repository of packages
i just came from windows xp but i have been looking into linux for awhile and tried puppy... doesnt fit what i need
With this hardware specs and the needs you have I would recommend to use either Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE), Linux Mint XFCE Edition or Debian with XFCE. All of them are easy to install and have very large software-repositories. Debian is a bot more "plain" Linux then the other two, so my personal recommendation would be to use that, if you want to learn more about Linux after becoming comfortable with the system.
Welcome to the forums Summers. My first distro was Ubuntu and I turned out okay Xubuntu is Ubuntu with the Xfce desktop environment; I think it would run well on your hardware. Also Mint Xfce is worth a try. If you are looking for something a little different you might give Fedora Xfce a test-drive. Good luck!
ok im on the linux mint xfce live cd and it detects my wireless netorks fine but when i click on the network it will do the connecting thing and after awhile it will say you where disconnected from the network but it never actually connects.
lol my first problem, but i like linux mint so far
bus 005 device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux foundation root 1.1 hub
bus 004 device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux foundation root 1.1 hub
bus 003 device 004: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, inc. mx-1000 Cordless mouse reciever
bus 003 device 003: ID 413c:2010 Dell computer corp.
bus 003 device 002: ID 413c:1003 Dell computer corp.
bus 003 device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux foundation root 1.1 hub
bus 001 device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux foundation root 1.1 hub
bus 001 device 003: ID 1737:0700 Linksys
bus 001 device 002: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro 1/2/4GB Flash Drive
bus 001 device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux foundation root 2.0 hub
this is all i got when i ran the code... idk whats wrong
Well, that output is not very helpful, linksys did no good job with just naming their device linksys. Without knowing the chipset I am not able to help you.
But there may be a little chance that the hardware driver program can find the appropriate driver for the device. You should find it under the settings option in your menu. Start it and see if it finds any drivers to install/activate.
well after i rebooted i installed the windows driver using the install windows driver program... at first it didnt show a network at all then suddenly it popped up and said connected to Internet... woot
now for the other question does linux mint come with java pre installed?