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Old 06-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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from windows starter to linux


Hello! I have toshiba NB510 that runs windows starter I wanna switch to linux which one is the most compatibale?
thank you!
 
Old 06-16-2014, 02:25 PM   #2
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you can try multiple distros by booting them off usb flash prepared with unetbootin. I would recommend you that you try Ubuntu and Mint first.
 
Old 06-16-2014, 09:42 PM   #3
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According to this review, that machine has one GB RAM. Unless you've installed more, you might want to look at distros using one of the lighter-weight desktops, such as Lubuntu, which uses the LXDE desktop.

Another option would be to install whatever distro you want, then install and use LXDE for a desktop. Different desktops/window managers can coexist quite happily on the same hard drive. I set up a laptop with one GB RAM with Mint for my son, then set up LXDE for him to use on a day-to-day basis.

Also, yooy's advice to try out different distros is excellent--you can do that to decide which one you are most comfortable with.

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Old 06-17-2014, 04:51 PM   #4
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Upgradeable to 2Gigs
 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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I would recommend you that you try Ubuntu
I wouldn't recommend SPYWARE ...

https://sites.google.com/site/howtom...04notterrible/
 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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As much as I am over Ubuntu and think Canonical has made a number of--er--ill-advised decisions, I think the term "spyware" term is a bit strong. For one thing, Ubuntu did not hide its decision. "Hidden" is essential to a "spy."

A web search for "ubuntu spyware" will turn up a number of informative links on this subject.
 
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