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Old 06-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Red face I want to Install linux on my Acer notebook


Dear Sir/Miss..
Hay All,, I'm new in this forum. sorry if my English is Bad__
I want to ask ; I want to try Instal LINUX OS in my Notebook but I don't know what wich is a good distro for my Acer 4736z Notebook. would you help me please?

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Maybe give SolusOS a live dvd or live usb run.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=solusos

Good luck with it.

LOL/ My Iron browser user agent switcher shows me running a Mac when I am in AntiX. OOOOps.

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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Another you can try is Fuduntu
 
Old 06-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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I have SalixOS/Fluxbox on my Dell Mini9 and really like it.

http://salixos.org/

I would suggest that you burn some Live CD's (or create USB images) of the distros you are considering and boot to them, test their functionality, and then decide which one you would like to install. If you have an external USB CD/DVD drive, you should be able to get your netbook to boot to it.

I think the most important question is which wireless chipset your netbook has. Some, such as Broadcom, require some extra steps to get working. Testing with some Live CDs could resolve that issue quickly.

Also, a bit of advice: Subject lines such as "Help Me" or "Urgent" are frowned upon here. Subject lines which communicate the content of the post (say, for example, "Help me choose a distro for my netbook") are more favored, because they help persons decided whether they can, indeed, help with the issue.

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Since you seem to be new to Linux (when you have to ask this question), I would recommend to start with one of the distribitions that are considered to be more beginner friendly, like Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS or Mepis. You also may want to have a look at Ubuntu, but keep in mind that the user interface is very different to Windows (and even amongst Linux users a quite controversial topic).
Your machine should be able to run any distro you want.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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are you chinaese, i'm in China, you can touch with me . i'm a linux faner.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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I've run Fedora, Puppy, various ...buntu versions, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Crunchbang, Mandriva, and a few other distros on my Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook. All have worked as well as they do on my desktop PCs
 
Old 07-02-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Resmol View Post
Dear Sir/Miss..
Hay All,, I'm new in this forum. sorry if my English is Bad__
I want to ask ; I want to try Instal LINUX OS in my Notebook but I don't know what wich is a good distro for my Acer 4736z Notebook. would you help me please?
Hello, As a 5 year user of Linux Ubuntu with notebooks and laptops I would recommend you to use Linux Mint on your notebook.

You can download the ISO image from: http://www.linuxmint.com/

You will have to burn the image to a USB stick to install it. You can also try it without installing it.


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Allan
 
  


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