Since you are coming from windows 7 try linux Mint which you can duel boot. Mint will look familiar to you as it has a similar layout and is probably one of the easiest Linux Distros to use. There is a 32bit version and there is a lot of help on Mint Forum. You could try other Distros, so it might pay to hop over to Distrowatch and read up on them - Many of us do this first and try the live versions without installing first. The only thing I can say for certain to you is once you switch you won't go back to Windows - good luck with whatever you chooseHello, it's me, xD1G0x,
I am new in Forums and in Linux too. I don't have any Linux OS yet, but I'm thinking about having one. So, I have a question for you: Can I run Linux on my Laptop and which one? I know, you can't answer to this question until I post information about my Computer. So here it is:
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, 1833 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
RAM: 4,00 GB (2,99 GB usable)
System Type: 32-Bit X86-based PC
BIOS Version/Date: LENOVO 79ETC9WW (2.09), 2006.12.22
SMBIOS Version: 2.4
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Name: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 256 MB
OpenGL version: 1.4
I think that's all I need to provide to you to get answer.
My correct OS: Windows 7 32-Bit
But I still want to get Linux.
Waiting for response, xD1G0x
I left with that mysterious note, and should explain... also see that @Ptahhotep and I were almost in each other's footstepsSee if you can give us the version of your VirtualBox as well.
Linux Mint 19 codenamed 'Tara' ships with kernel 4.15.0-20 installed (currently up to 4.15.0-24), so that Linux would not work on that VirtualBox. This could explain the errors you have been receiving.Virtualbox 5.1.26. Linux host: supported kernel version up to 4.12.10.
Oh, thank you.Wine (funny name, Wine Is Not an Emulator) can run SOME Windows programs, BUT NOT ALL. One place to look about what works is WineHQ >>> https://www.winehq.org/
There are other programs but basically, Wine is at their base from PlayOnLinux >>> https://www.playonlinux.com/en/ through to the commercial apps (you have to pay for them) like CrossOver >>> https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux