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Old 01-06-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Upgrading 2008 Aspire One in 2014 - which distro?

I have an old (2008) Aspire One with the 1.6 Ghz Atom chip and the Intel 945GSE Express chipset. It's the original with an 8Gb hard drive and 512k of RAM, currently running Linpus (?Lite). I have got used to Android on my phone, and being rather bored with Windoze 7 (latest problem: unable to recognise an new USB stick fresh from its packet). I thought I would embark on switching this little old netbook to an up to date distro. I'd kind of blike it to run Android so it looks moreorless like my phone; and I'm 56 and have spent all my working life on Windoze land, so have a body of knowledge I don't want to lose. But this old dog is ready to learn new tricks. I'm a moderately competent user (I know what a command line is and can copy-type instructions) but have spent none of my life writing or developing software.

So, which version of Linux do you suggest? I guess it will need a small footprint and be 'tuned'(if that's the word) to the hardware.
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Update: current version of the OS is Linpus Lite version 1.0.9 E
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Well, if you want Android like system on it.

CARMOS builds denote ARM processors, Camd64OS builds denote x64 processors and Cx86OS builds denote x86 processors. All are generic to allow for maximum compatibility
You will want the

Cx86OS builds denote x86 processors


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I gave my AA01 ZG5 to my father-in-law with Windows back on it. When I had it.
I ran MX-14 on it based on Debian Wheezy

I used unetbootin to install it (first md5sum checking iso. Linpus should have a terminal for this)

Good luck with it.

Edit: forgot to tell you. In the MX-14 video site link. You can use filter in the l/h panel to pick and choose what dolphin_oracle instructional videos you wish to watch and learn from.


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