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Old 09-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
drprince89
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crappy laptop


I have a laptop and am planning to build a pc soon so i thought id take my laptop and install linux so i can learn it. DO you think a celron 1.7 256mb integrated mem. card laptop is good enough?. Also do photoshop and the such run on linux?

Also how would i go about doing a dual boot?

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Old 09-25-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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Your laptop specs sound ok I've got Linux on a much older one and it runs fine. Photoshop to my knowledge does not work with Linux (it might with wine but I don't use wine so I don't know) Linux has an excellent image manipulation program called Gimp. As far as dual booting, I'm assuming windows/Linux. I've always loaded windows first, resized the drive to create space, installed Linux then use Lilo as a boot manager. Never had any real problems with this method. Don't know the size of your hd but if it's in the 4g or more range you shouldn't have any problems.
Good luck.

 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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my drive is 20gb any tut's i might do that this week.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Just do a search on this site with keyword "dualboot" or google
"linux dualboot" there's a lot of information there.

 
Old 09-25-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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Adobe photoshop 7.0 runs under wine/cross over office pretty well.
 
  


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