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Old 04-12-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Smile Older laptop - Thinking of AntiX. Anything else required?

Okay, sorry if this should be in the Distributor tread, but as a complete noob I thought here would be okay.

Ref. AntixMepis 7 (On CD from EBay trader)

After quite a bit of research I think this is the product I want for my older laptop.

1) Could anyone confirm for me that this should install stand-alone from boot up or will I have to install from within win98/DOS.

2) Also is this the only thing I will need for an OS, or do I need other modules (kernels or something?)?

3) Firefox (Iceweasel etc) is all I require to run for now - Will firefox work the same as it does on my XP machine (i.e. security for internet banking etc)

4) WIFI - I have a PCMCIA WIFI card (Netgear 54Mbps WG511 v2). This should not be an issue with drivers etc?

Many thanks Nathanial.
Old 04-12-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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1)Linux installs alone, no need for windows.

2)AntiX is a complete OS based on Mepis.

3)Firefox is the same.

4)Wifi cards are sometimes a problem with Linux. Why don't you go over to the Mepis forums and search for Netgear wg511 and see. You can also post a question in the antiX section and someone should be able to answer your question.
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Thanks very much!
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