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Old 08-25-2015, 01:55 PM   #16
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Hi...

That depends. From what you are describing, the "bigger, heavier" distributions aren't going to run well on your hardware. They are geared for the newer systems.
It really depends. I've got an old HP nc2400 from work sitting right next to me clicking along on Ubuntu 14.04 just fine. It has only 1 GB RAM and everything is butter smooth. Also has Intel Core Duo @ 1.2 Ghz. Currently has a few tabs open in Firefox, running Thunderbird, and imaging the internal HDD to an external HDD.

Unity can comfortably run on less. Really as long as 3D is supported (which I would bet is, especially for an older Radeon) you should be just fine. Had an old Acer netbook a while back with a single core Atom processor @ 1.6 Ghz and 2GB RAM, and it ran just fine.

Aivis, try whatever you like. It may work, it may not...but you won't know what works for your computer and for you until you try it.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 02:02 PM   #17
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Hi...

That depends. From what you are describing, the "bigger, heavier" distributions aren't going to run well on your hardware. They are geared for the newer systems.

My suggestion would be to try a lightweight distribution. such as Lubuntu, Zorin OS 9 Lite or AntiX and see how they work.

Regards...
Yes, i know and affcourse i can't just download x64 ubuntu and think it will go just like kolibri os. Or download x64 windows 10.i will try them but someone please solve my question. Are there testing before instaling xubuntu, lubuntu, openSUSE, linux mint and anti x? And there are any software in my list that can open windows program's and games? I know ubuntu have software called wine and that is why i want ubuntu..please help and tnx for support and help!
 
Old 08-25-2015, 02:03 PM   #18
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Even apart from any problems with the copy of Ubuntu, I don't think that Ubuntu is a good idea on that computer. Open SUSE will be worse. Debian and Fedora are not for beginners.

Get Linux Mint - in the Mate version, not the Cinnamon one. Make sure the file is OK with this little tool
http://winmd5.com/
I second the recommendation to try MINT Mate was heading there until I read far enough to see David's post. I think an issue you'll run into with Linux and also that computer is the subject of games. I'm not at all a gamer, but old school used WINE and newer school uses STEAM, or as best as I understand it. But my further thinking is that the newer games are the edge and they'll want fast, capable graphics. None of which your older hardware has at all.

I think if you're going to be very serious into the gaming subjects, then you'll have to look towards the future when you can afford just a current new system. However there are no reasons why Linux can't run in a desktop version for the system you do have. Memory is the big issue. Maybe if you can upgrade that, not sure if you can.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 02:08 PM   #19
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Yes, i know and affcourse i can't just download x64 ubuntu and think it will go just like kolibri os. Or download x64 windows 10.i will try them but someone please solve my question. Are there testing before instaling xubuntu, lubuntu, openSUSE, linux mint and anti x? And there are any software in my list that can open windows program's and games? I know ubuntu have software called wine and that is why i want ubuntu..please help and tnx for support and help!
Yes, you can "try before you buy". Any download labeled "live" will give you a live desktop from the CD/DVD/USB. A download labeled "install" will be an install-only image. The benefit of those is they can give you more common software out of the box. Most "live" downloads will also have an install option.

All Most distros will allow you to install Wine. All the ones you list above will have Wine in the official software repositories.

It's also worth mentioning that there's a commercial alternative to Wine called CrossOver that officially supports the installation of more applications, including Office 2010 and popular games like World of Warcraft.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #20
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Tnx. I will test them and chose. I don't play warkraft and that things. I mainly play battlefield, need for speed and gta series.

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Old 08-25-2015, 03:26 PM   #21
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I have a little similar question. I found somewhere a page with review of about 50 linux distros that can be used by Windows users, because many things are reminding about Windows such as Graphical/Menu/Desktop. I think that it was on this forum but I lost where.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3146816/posts

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Old 08-25-2015, 03:40 PM   #22
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I have a little similar question. I found somewhere a page with review of about 50 linux distros that can be used by Windows users, because many things are reminding about Windows such as Graphical/Menu/Desktop. I think that it was on this forum but I lost where.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3146816/posts
So what's your question? A good XP replacement?

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Old 08-25-2015, 03:44 PM   #23
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I found it once on a forum, then lost and after I posted I found equivalent website, but it was on a forum only as review.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 03:47 PM   #24
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I found it once on a forum, then lost and after I posted I found equivalent website, but it was on a forum only as review.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xp-4175502495/

Is this it? Found it by going to Linux Forums >> Linux - Newbie >> Newbie alert: 50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP (very top of the list)
 
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thank you
 
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No sweat.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 09:09 PM   #27
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Aivis. I don't do much gaming but what "drivers" or interpretation software is needed for 'battlefield' and is there a 'free software' alternative for 'battlefield'?

Fred.
 
Old 08-26-2015, 02:24 AM   #28
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I don't know what software, but i know linux can open and use windows programms with wine or other software. Battlefield, nfs and gta need graphical drivers in windows like .dll and others. And i have new question. Can i instal software without internet,is there some package or file (in windows like .exe) to instal or open file? Becouse i have old flash drive internet thing and i need instal software from flash drives memory and it is only on WINDOWS and i Can't find Vodafone mobile conect software for linux. But i can get Lan internet two from neighbor. Tnx for all help and support, and wasted time on newbie(me)

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Old 08-26-2015, 03:46 AM   #29
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Tnx for all help and support, and wasted time on newbie(me)
You're welcome but it was in no way time wasted. You received the help you needed.

Ideally, it's better to be connected to the internet while installing Linux. Which distribution do you want to install?

Regards...
 
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I think i will test till i decide to final, but my candidates is Ubuntu 12.04 or newer or Linux mint 17 or older..
 
  


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