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Old 10-25-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Best Operating System for Acer 5230


The laptop has Vista installed already. I am running Firefox and Thunderbird. Can't stand the McAfee popups and alerts. Need a new operating system. Help!
Intel Celeron 575, 2Gh, 1GB DDR2, 160GB Hdd, DVD-Super.
Internet, e-mail, pictures, cds, dvds, stable yes.

Joseph

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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Hey Joseph.

We're going to need more info. How important is stability? What are your system specs? How technically savvy are you? What's all are you looking to do with the OS?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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Hmmmmm

Stability, and ease of use......


Mint would be your best bet, expecually if your new to Linux.


http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php
 
Old 10-25-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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I used Fedora 4 for years on my desktop. Does mint have a live cd? Joseph.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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Yes Mint has got the live cd. You could try Ubuntu as well. New Ubuntu is coming in some days. Not really great specs but not too bas either. I have a similar spec desktop and it runs Ubuntu Jaunty. Its running with all the compiz effects as well and it is still faster than Xp on the similar machine.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:30 AM   #6
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Chaitanya, I ordered ubuntu new release, will try it out when it arrives. I will post what happens. Thanks Joseph.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:41 AM   #7
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Chaitanya, I ordered ubuntu new release, will try it out when it arrives. I will post what happens. Thanks Joseph.
It depends on your location on how much time it will take for your cd to arrive. If you have got a good internet speed and if you can afford download it on 29th.
I live in India, and it takes more than couple of months for the cd to arrive here most of the times.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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I got a free Ubuntu Feisty Fawn CD, and it took about 2-4 weeks to get it from ShipIt...
 
Old 10-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #9
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Chaitanya, I ordered ubuntu new release, will try it out when it arrives. I will post what happens. Thanks Joseph.
Ubuntu is a fairly easy system to learn with its based on debian. Are you aware that you can download it and burn it to a CD?
 
  


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