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    why everything is so big?

    in puppy linux there is old unsolvable problem - usb modem huawei e173 is not working (on some distros it is working, for ex ubuntu sees him). sakis3g not working. another thing without which for me computer becomes unusable is screen dimmer, and i guess the one from ubuntu will not work on any...
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    why everything is so big?

    it seems i cannot live under capitalism. i need a simple machine with simple os, without ANY security. just to install it, to run forever, without any updates and upgrades. software i need is: photo editor, lightworks, word, pdf reader, web browser, skype, text editor. now: skype 32 bit - does...
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    why everything is so big?

    in old times installation file was 700 mb; nowadays it is 2 - 5 gb and is only growing. why cant they keep and maintain one simple distribution, without increasing its size, constantly retiring systems and introducing new ones? why do we need this progress? in windows i understand it is for...
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    offline software installation

    is there a way to download packages on one computer, save them on usb stick and install in the same version of os (ubuntu) at another offline computer? keryx cant be installed on my system; can i copy var...archives directory on a usb stick?
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    linux for old pc

    do new versions support old hardware? can software for modern version be installed to an old one? do they still keep software repositories for old versions (for example when i use 2010 ubuntu and install packages from software center, are they new packages and it is accident that they work or...
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    linux for old pc

    when a linux distribution is ended what does it mean? is it completely unusable like windows 98? or i can take a 2010 version, install current plugins, players, ect and use it today? what is the purpose of constant upgrading of the system? in windows it is because capitalists are constantly...
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    linux for old pc

    acer extensa 5220 https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-extensa-5220-101g08mi-15-4-celeron-m-540-vista-home-basic-1-gb-ram-80-gb-hdd-series/ in linux is it like in windows, old versions are completely unusable, or the system has some universal base level that is the same, to which features could be...
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    linux for old pc

    what version of linux is compatible with a 15 y old laptop? if i take the oldest possible version, would i be able to have the minimum basic functionality? i need web browser with player to be able to watch videos, pdf reader, office, sometimes photoshop, autocad.
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