Help! Changed hardware.

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  1. tyler fox

    tyler fox New Member

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    Upgraded motherboard, processor and ram, on old vista computer haveing setbacks trying to reinstall, I have to use a flash drive. Can I install Linux and be good? What's the simplest form of Linux, as I only know slit le python. Pls help me make the jump!

  2. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    slit le python?

    How much RAM have you got?
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    tyler fox New Member

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    Auto correct, I ment a little bit of python. And 8 gigs.
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good question. Pity I don't know the answer.

    With 8Gb of RAM you should be able to run any distro you want.

    Look at: http://m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distro-five-we-recommend-1090058

    Look at: http://distrowatch.com/. On the right, the column marked "Page Hit Ranking".

    Try "Googling": linux simple
    You will find things like: https://www.linuxliteos.com/
    and: http://semplice-linux.org/ (...but then semplice is Italian for simple...)

    Recommended "newbie" distros are Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
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  5. Richard Rodriguez

    Richard Rodriguez Member

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    I vote for Ubuntu,Mint or Zorin
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  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I agree with Arochester and Richard, Ubuntu may be your best choice.
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    pane-free Active Member

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    Take your pick. I'd prefer Puppy, myself.
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  8. Angelbrown Leka

    Angelbrown Leka New Member

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    Go for Ubuntu mate, i have been using the same since long and i completely recommend it.

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