LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
willmac81
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
linux linpus i cant get my head round how it work, im new to the whole computer world


i think i would like to change my os. i still struggle at time with windows so when i got myself a
acer aspire one lite and found it didnt have window i was completely lost. i have managed to work with it a little but its taking so long. i still dont know how to install the things/files im downloading. can anyone point me the right direction to a idiots guide to linux linpus please i would be gratefuller if some could help me to re-move my os and replace it with windows xp
 
Old 12-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Hello willmac81, welcome to LQ,

unfortunately Linpus is a degenerated version of Fedora (afaik). It would be good to install a full featured Linux distribution on the computer.

It would be good if we knew a little more about your computer's hardware, could you please tell us how much of RAM and which processor it has? Can you open a terminal and execute the commands
Code:
uname -a
and
Code:
free -m
and
Code:
lspci
and post the output here?

Markus
 
Old 12-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
rokytnji
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 17 , ChromeOS
Posts: 5,101
Blog Entries: 20

Rep: Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380Reputation: 2380
Quote:
idiots guide to linux linpus please i would be gratefuller if some could help me to re-move my os and replace it with windows xp
http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/ins...usb-thumb.html
 
Old 12-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #4
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Don't forget that the support for Windows XP ends on April 8. 2014. Newer versions of Windows (like win 7) will probably not run on your computer.

I think that you would be better off with a newbiefriendly Linux distribution. Probably Ubuntu or Mint need to much resources and don't run on your computer. But what about Lubuntu? it's Ubuntu with LXDE as Windowmanager.

Markus
 
Old 12-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
DavidMcCann
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 4,517

Rep: Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407Reputation: 1407
Linpus is horrible! Get rid of it. You don't say which model you have, so I'll assume you have the smallest: 512MB and an Intel Atom. I'd recommend using Fuduntu, because
1. It will run in 384MB.
2. It's made with laptops in mind, and has software to reduce battery usage.
3. It's what we call a rolling-release. There are no versions: you just install once and then update it regularly.
4. The developers are a very friendly and helpful lot. Here's what they had to say to someone else with an Acer:
http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3150

Mint will be a bit too big for an Acer Aspire, and Ubuntu certainly will be (even it it runs with the Acer's video).

If you sometimes found Windows a handful, Linux won't be worse, and you'll have people here and at the Fuduntu forum to help. The people who really have trouble with Linux are those who're experts in Windows: they keep forgetting they've changed!

Last edited by DavidMcCann; 12-26-2012 at 11:12 AM.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Does Selfishness Make the FOSS World Go Round? LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-21-2012 09:50 AM
I can never get my head round fixing email :( graq Linux - General 6 12-15-2009 05:35 AM
Getting My Head Round SSH Noob69 General 12 01-05-2006 11:47 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration