Best Linux Distro for an Old Acer Aspire 3000 Laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 19, 2013
Iím considering a Linux version for an old laptop because it is starting to limp along under the weight of Windows XP SP3 and the constant updates. I havenít even looked at Linux since some of the very first versions were made available, so I would greatly appreciate some advice and help getting up to date. I presume things have changed a lot and indeed have gotten much easier and more ďmainstreamĒ.
Iím very technically proficient with software/hardware/networking under Windows. Iím a former UNIX guy from a long, long time ago but remember very little, even though I was quite proficient at the time. Weíre talking pre-windows days here!
This particular laptop is an Acer 3000 originally designed for Windows XP SP2. It has an AMD Sempron 2800+ (1.6 GHz) processor with 2 GB of RAM and a 38 GB drive currently formatted as FAT32.
The remaining hardware is as follows:
Audio: Realtek AC'97
Video: SiS M760GX
Network: SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet
Wireless: Broadcom 802.11g
Best linux for old computers?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2010
What is the best linux for old computers? Of course, my computer is not that old (2005 with 512 MB of RAM), but I would like to know which would be the best?
best linux C++ compiler
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 18, 2011
what's the Best linux C++ compiler for newbs?
I was trying Anjuta, typed in some simple code from the text book, but it came back with a completely unhelpful error message, is there a gui compiler that will give some pointers or idea's as to what mistake you made with the code?
Before I moved to linux I used to use Auto IT and it was pretty good at debugging.
Best Linux distro for home server?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 15, 2013
I know this has been asked a million times here, but I was unable to find a thread for it. Would like opinions as to the best linux distrobution for a home network file/print server. Must be fast and relativly easy to set up and troubleshoot, should something go wrong. My current server is an aging socket 478-based system running Ubuntu 10.04 (tried 12.04, but it didin't like my Nvidia video adapter, and the os is slow on that machine anyway). The new OS i choose will likely be onstalled on a new machine, a home-built socket LGA 775 system with an Asus mainboard and 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM, as well as 8 1TB drives for storage and 1 250GB boot drive, all SATA. So actually, I need opinons for both my current server and the one I'm trying to collect the parts to build. Any advice would be highly appreciated.
Best Linux HTPC system
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 25, 2005
I am have part of a HTPC. I wanna make it a linux box. Here is my set up
AMD 64 4000+
120GB maxtor IDE
SB audigy 2 ZS
I need something that will work with these components. I am also going to get a Firefly PC remote. I would like to be able to progrma that and use it on Linux. ANy suggestions? I need a good distro. Easy to configure. A newbie distro. Preferably 64bit. Also a link on where to download it.
Best Linux laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 26, 2012
I am looking to buy a laptop (preferably an ultrabook) for my girlfriend. I have just managed to convince her to use Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon instead of Windows and I would like to install the same OS on a laptop. Could you guys suggest me some laptops under $1,000? For additional info, she just uses the computer to surf the net, write letters, scan pictures, video chat, mostly basic stuff. However, she's not computer savvy and can get impatient with technology. Hence, I would like something stable that works out-of-the-box. Thanks.
Best Linux for laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 27, 2012
i want to know which Linux is best for an old laptop
duo core intel processor from 3 years ago
1 gb ram
Ubuntu is just too slow so got any ideas for a good lightweight Linux or something that can run well on these spec
Best Linux Laptop under $1000?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 8, 2012
For the past 2.5 years I've been using a Dell Vostro 1720 dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. I've been using it in a fairly tough field environment, and it's starting to show its age -- the enter key is cracked, the power cord and battery have both been replaced, but I get a reading from both KDE and Windows that the battery is defective. The touchpad is touchy, and the cursor tends to jump around at random intervals, especially when I'm using it on my lap. My screen display setting does not recognize anything about it except the size, which is 17".
Other than that, for the most part it's been a pretty reliable performer. I'm not sure how much longer it will last, though, so I'm thinking about replacing it. I've looked through the laptop compatibility list sticky, and there are some possibilities, but the information there isn't organized to the point where I can do straightforward comparisons, especially with the currently available hardware.
Are there any places I can
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location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 26, 2013
I've hear several recommendations for XFCE and notice that Mint-15 XFCE hit the streets. Does anyone have experience with that member of the Mint family?
I run Mint on my other linux boxes so that would minimize my need to learn new things.
~~~ 8d;-/ Dan
Best Linux news sites?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 3, 2005
Other than the famous slashdot.org, what are some of the best Linux news sites to visit daily? I've found a few since I started using Linux a couple months ago, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss the "big" one everyone goes too.
Is there a "news" version of something on the size of Distrowatch?
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