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Yesterday I decided to try and do something with an old Iqon pc I had doing nothing.
When I right click my computer and properties its says:
Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
2.93GHz, 480MB of RAM
It currently has windows xp running on it but it takes ages to respond to anything I try to open. I decided to try puppy linux, which I booted the pc with using a disk. All went well but when I tried to watch a you tube clip or any other clip it became jerky and slow to respond.
Would it help if I totally got rid of winxp all together and installed a linux system on to my pc??
If so which linux system would you recommend?? I just want to be able to watch you tube clips and maybe access facebook.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope somebody can help.
They all are good you still going to need the Media Codecs to watch movies, Mp3s, and web streaming.
If you have the space in your Hard Drive you can dual boot with windows, if you dont need windows in that computer anymore you can install whichever Linux distro you choose in the whole Drive.
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.6 or later (32-bit and 64-bit), openSUSE® 11.3 or later (32-bit and 64-bit), Ubuntu 10.04 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or Google Chrome
512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
I would not expect good Flash performance with any Linux distro on such old hardware.
Try downloading the video to your hard drive and then watching it with your favorite movie player (mplayer, totem, vlc, minitube, etc) instead of with Flash plugin in your browser. Or upgrade your hardware (the best option).
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Originally Posted by TobiSGD
The OP's computer does not fulfill the hardware requirements of one of these distros.
Thank you for pointing that out.
I was running Ubuntu 10.04LTS Gnome 2 and OpenSuSE 12.1 with Gnome shell in fallback mode, Currently i am running FreeBSD 8.2 in a IBM ThinkPad T41
Pentium M (Pentium IV)
with 512 MB RAM
60 GB Hard Drive
It served me well to watch Felicia Day's The Guild and Doctor Horrible