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wis 11-02-2014 08:25 PM

Suitable distro for movies and web-surfing on a P4?
 
hi all, have got a intel pentium 4 cpu 2.80ghz memory 3804mb drive is a wd400, which os should i try . am a newbie , a use the machine for downloading, watching movies, tv, video on youtube and liveleak,and lets not forget facebook . not good at all coding and other stuff. the os should be a all in one package which do you recommended.

honeybadger 11-03-2014 12:52 PM

Start with a live CD and then install it. This should take care of issues as and when they come up.
Start with knoppix order any one's you prefer.

Hope this helps.

---------- Post added Nov 3rd, 2014 at 01:53 PM ----------

Start with a live CD. This should take care of issues as and when they come up.
Start with knoppix order any one's you prefer.

Hope this helps.

JeremyBoden 11-03-2014 03:04 PM

I think you will find Mint to be more like you are accustomed to.

DavidMcCann 11-04-2014 11:57 AM

This computer has a similar CPU and less memory, so you should be fine. I'd agree with Jeremy and advise Mint: it's user friendly and not fussy about hardware. The Mate version is probably the best. You can try the live disk, to make sure Mint's happy with your computer and you're happy with Mint, before you install it.

You can install alongside Windows, so that you can chose you OS each time. If you need to do that, defrag your Windows before you start and then you can shrink the Windows partition to make room for Mint. To see how you do that, have a look at
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
which will also explain how to set up your partitions even if you don't keep Windows.

Mint is here http://linuxmint.com/ and the user guide can be downloaded from
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentati...glish_17.0.pdf

szboardstretcher 11-04-2014 11:58 AM

Zorin OS is tauted as the Windows Users' OS.

http://zorin-os.com/

Might want to give that a look, read the reviews, and such. There are videos on youtube demoing its free version. Never used it myself, but it seems ok.

wis 11-05-2014 06:22 PM

thank.will tries mint and all give news


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