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Old 02-20-2017, 01:56 PM   #691
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No problem running 32bit, try Antix, (Debian based no systemd), nice lightweight distro, I prefer to use 'base', which has more than the name would imply, but 'full' doesn't use much more resources.
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

(I run several Atom processor based netbooks, & a mini ITX desktop, plus an old P4 with 1GB ram, all run Firefox.)
I know it's possible to get Linux running pretty smoothly on it but... I would like things like Adobe Flash (which I know is not possible) and worry wether there are other things (Java springs to mind) that I'll not be able to get.
I pretty-much told the guy I'm not really interested as it's not 64 bit but I may make an offer anyhow as it's almost got sentimental value. So the issue I face is that I know I can get it running well but would I be able to use it for all I want when not at home.


Might have to look up he best way to turn it into a retro-gaming rig for him or something?
 
Old 02-20-2017, 03:39 PM   #692
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You don't really need flash anyway. Most legit videos have all moved to safer formats.
 
Old 02-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #693
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You don't really need flash anyway. Most legit videos have all moved to safer formats.
You're right -- I'm almost certain I don't need Flash but, since I have it at the moment, I'm not absolutely sure.
If I buy the machine from my colleague I want to do so with the plan that I use it day-to-day for doing things like posting on this site and, possibly, watching a little YouTube posted from Twitter.
I don't need all that much processing power but I'm worried that the lack of 64 bit will mean I end up just using my phone instead.
 
Old 02-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #694
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You're right -- I'm almost certain I don't need Flash but, since I have it at the moment, I'm not absolutely sure.
If I buy the machine from my colleague I want to do so with the plan that I use it day-to-day for doing things like posting on this site and, possibly, watching a little YouTube posted from Twitter.
I don't need all that much processing power but I'm worried that the lack of 64 bit will mean I end up just using my phone instead.
I am using only 32 bit mostly on here. Rarely do I use 64 bit, it is only to run VM on the rare instance.
 
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uninstall your flash package now and try, I'll bet you won't miss it. You can always reinstall if needed.
 
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Luckily, because my colleague dug out the device his mother, whose device it is, is now playing games on her "netbook" that only came with Windows 7 -- she's not connecting it to anything so it's safe and it is, as my colleague sad "her gaming rig" .
I appreciate the answers regarding 32 bit though but have to admit that I'll likely look for AMD64 architecture if I go that route.
 
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How much ram does the netbook have? I found 64 bit with less than 4G was a bit slow.
 
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Some old PC related info.:

1. First Mac sold:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37199000

2. Local store is selling 100 CDR media for 70 bucks including tax. approx.
Wonder who buys this media and what they still use it for ? Seems so niche

3. Recently I tried dosemu and it works excellent with Puppy Linux, now I can pla
retro dos games on my older PC. The advantage of dosemu is that I can open more than one version of the emulator and hence have a few puzzles going on at the same time.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #699
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Build Virtual Environment with old PC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly1BLt0s0zI

This is a good watch.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 01:03 PM   #700
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Wonder who buys this media and what they still use it for ? Seems so niche
My old 63 ford f100 cd player plays cdr's burned on my linux computer.
Out here on the Mexican border. My radio station choices are limited.
If I want to listen to streaming radio. I gotta use my phone with a external speaker on the passenger seat.

You asked. So I am just saying.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 01:19 PM   #701
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My old 63 ford f100 cd player plays cdr's burned on my linux computer.
Out here on the Mexican border. My radio station choices are limited.
If I want to listen to streaming radio. I gotta use my phone with a external speaker on the passenger seat.

You asked. So I am just saying.
Very good point, tx for sharing. I also see in US the same media is over 50% cheaper, so the demand is there.
 
Old 02-27-2017, 09:51 PM   #702
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http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/...ronic-gadgets/

Old soviet computers also in above set of pictures, interesting to see.
 
Old 02-28-2017, 09:54 PM   #703
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Convert Laptop to Desktop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paIkeNIfZ8Y

Several other videos on same topic, interesting to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkVhY-Bvt6U
 
Old 03-06-2017, 02:34 AM   #704
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I've been playing with 'minimal' (iso in VBox on old XP netbook) Has [SLOW]js LIVE demo!

Another LinuxLinks of Mini_Distros! And this ?OmniBoot? with a zillion ? like MBRwork!

*Hours* of mini_FUN

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Old 03-06-2017, 06:56 AM   #705
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I've been playing with 'minimal' (iso in VBox on old XP netbook) Has [SLOW]js LIVE demo!

Another LinuxLinks of Mini_Distros! And this ?OmniBoot? with a zillion ? like MBRwork!

*Hours* of mini_FUN
Amazing post, thanks for sharing. I know Linuxlinks site but never looked for the mini distros there. Will take a while to learn it all but well worth it.
 
  


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