[HELP] newbie on linux

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Crius, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Crius

    Crius New Member

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    What is the best linux for my "ANCIENT" laptop, specifically an acer aspire 4315...that doesnt lag or whatsoever. I was thinking ill go to Ubuntu 12.04LTS or Linux Mint :|, if you guys could give me advice on what linux distro out there fits for my ANCIENT LAPTOP and a newbie like me, it will be appreciated so much... Thank you in advance :D

  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, give ubuntu 12.04 a try.. worst case you try something else right? :) How much mem does it have?
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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  4. TuxBorg

    TuxBorg New Member

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    Also PCLinuxOS could be a good idea especially in his lighter versions/flavours like LXDE or MATE ( http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/ ).
    It's a distribution quite easy and intuitive but also aesthetically attractive.
    It's based on RPM but You can also use Synaptic........ ;)
  5. slashedzero

    slashedzero New Member

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    My vote on perhaps the easiest to use would be Xubuntu . It's probably the easiest to get started with (LiveUSB install available too), there's tons of documentation, and Xfce has always run like a charm for me.

    Then, when you feel comfortable, move on to something else that fits your needs/interests.
  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    If you are wanting any Linux distro in general and if Ubuntu will not work well on your system, then you may want to try Slackware or Puppy Linux.
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    Minty-Linux New Member

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    If you want a lightweight distro that is about 512mb .iso file, that runs LXDE, and is super fast...i suggest taking a look at Peppermint OS Four. This OS makes any computer screaming fast. It is Ubuntu related, so all your .deb packages and ppa's are compatible.
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  8. jadhav.sudeep

    jadhav.sudeep New Member

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    try opensuse i am working wit it on my p4 machine with damaed hdd
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  9. Tux1342

    Tux1342 New Member

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    I reccomend elementary os for new users on older hardware, if your going Ubuntu use xubuntu or lubuntu for old hardware.

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