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Old 10-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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needing to load linux on acer aspire one has XP ON IT NOW


have an acer aspire one with XP on it and want to put linux on it
 
Old 10-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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Could you elaborate further. Do you want to wipe XP completetly or do you wish to dual boot the 2 OS's. Do you have any particular version of Linux in mind?

Details are good.
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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Your first step should be to decide on which of the many Linux distributions you want. Google distrowatch and go to the site. You can get a lot of information on different systems and can go to the site of the various distributions from distrowatch. The method of installing is similar in general terms but it definitely helps to know which Linux version you are using as there are differences which can post problems.
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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I want to remove XP but I don't know which linux distribution will work with my aspire one it is a 2009. it has 1 gig of ram, 160 GB hard drive,Intel Atom processor, 802.11 b/g wifi card
 
Old 10-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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I would recommend something like AntiX or Crunchbang. They should run fairly well on that machine. I did run Lubuntu on one as well.
 
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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yes and Puppy Linux or Debian(+nonfree drivers) too,,,

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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I have one of those.
Mine runs very well with Peppermint Linux.
 
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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Install Debian http://www.debian.org/distrib/
By now all your hardware should be supported by the kernel so no problem.

If you decide to go with a different distro like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or fedora make sure you grab the version with the lightest graphical interface like Xfce or LXDE.

There are lots of windows manager and they are supper fast, lot faster than a full size desktop manager. But if you are new to Linux you will find them to be inconvenient due to some limitations because they are made to provide just the very basic tool on the graphical interface.

However once you master Linux you will be able to hack your own system to do everything you want from the command line and you might end up finding the graphical interface to get on the way.

If you are interested on the other distros I mentioned there here are the links

http://www.linuxmint.com/ <---------Download the Xfce version
http://ubuntustudio.org/ <----------Spin-off Ubuntu with Xfce graphical interface (Very GOOD)
http://www.opensuse.org/en/ <----------Download the DVD and select XFCE or LXDE GUI
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options <---- Again look for Xfce or LXDE

Good luck to you
 
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