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Old 01-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Smile Linux Mint 7 Gloria -more suitable for old computer?


New to Linux just installed - It would appear that Linux Mint 15 Xfce 4.1 is not compatable with my 9 year old Dell Dimension 2400. If I changed to an earlier edition say Linux Mint 7 Gloria from http://iso.linuxquestions.org/linux-...mint-7-gloria/
the video in the browser may work. The only problem that I am aware of using Linux Mint 15 is Video on the Web Browser. I've checked out ebay for earlier editions of Linux Mint to no avail. Am I stuck with Windows XP, due to Dells default computer build. I can't complain my computer is trouble free and Boots in under 30 seconds to XP. I've got my system cloned, so I guess if the worse happens and I get a virus/key logger in March, I reinstall from the cloned XP backup and have the brand new system up and running as before! I'll wait 7 days to see if anyone has a fix for my very poor video in the Browser on Linux Mint 15, if not i'll try to run a LIVE Linux Mint 7 DVD and see if I can get a video on the Web Browser.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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Using an old version is always a bad idea, you won't be able to install new software and, more important, security problems weren't fixed for a long time, leaving your system wide open to anyone on the Internet. You should rather use a distribution aimed at older computers, such as antiX.
 
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:48 AM   #3
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Have you installed flash?

If you have, what sites are causing an issue? It could be that some sites want a nerwer version of flash than you have installed (or has even been released for linux, adobe dropped support in some crazy deal with google).
 
Old 01-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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To advise you properly, we need to know exactly what you've got. There were two versions of the Dell Dimension 2400: Celeron with 256MB and Pentium 4 with 512MB. It matter a lot whether you've increased the memory. If you only have 256MB, you need AntiX, and that will run even better with more memory. As Tobi said, using an old version will leave you open to all sorts of problems. Linux is not Windows, and one of the differences is that it doesn't do the sort of long-term support that XP has had (except in enterprise distros like Red Hat) and it is not intended to do backwards compatibility either.
 
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:06 PM   #5
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Have you installed flash?

If you have, what sites are causing an issue? It could be that some sites want a nerwer version of flash than you have installed (or has even been released for linux, adobe dropped support in some crazy deal with google).
Every single one, I've got the latest version of adobe installed - I know my monitor is unsuitable for windows 7 upgrade The desktop background on Linux Mint is poor quality, not a sharp picture like XP desktop.

Might have to give Linux antiX a try, it's more suited to older systems and is not prone to security issues, it's a shame linux mint 15 is perfect apart from the video on the web browsers. No problem watching my DVD/Videos on VLC

System Dell Dimension 2400
February 28 Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.06GHz
512 MB NonECC 333Mhz DDR RAM Memory (1x512mb)

I can get a DVD from ebay @ 1.89 for Zorin 6.2 32 bit Linux Operating System, it seems to fit the bill for my Dell Dimension 2400?

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Old 01-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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Here is the link to a distro that is suitable for limited resources computers
http://www.bodhilinux.com/
You will have to install flash and codecs for mp3 and other media files

Good luck to you

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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Here is the link to a distro that is suitable for limited resources computers
http://www.bodhilinux.com/
You will have to install flash and codecs for mp3 and other media files

Good luck to you
Thanks TroN Great well done! A very comprehensive website with full instructions
 
  


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