Legacy makes most things easier for Linux, but UEFI has many useful properties too (or the world would not have switched to it). If you decide to pursue putting Slax on the SSD, there is another thing that is necessary... the drive should be setup with a MBR (MSDOS) partition table and not GPT. It's a crapshoot which one your drive is set for. But Slax will likely not work with GPT at all. (GPT = GUID Partition Table)I actually have 2 of them one desktop and the other an SFF style, got them pretty cheap as refurb... Also, I am using the legacy option. I'm only using a SSD 120gb drive. So I have no need for UEFI.
You want me to take Debian DVD_1 During installation, okay, but where do i get it from? and put it in tasksel window, what is tasksel window and where would I find it?Debian Minimal KDE:
You take Debian DVD_1 During installation in the tasksel window regarding the selection of installed tasks I do not choose anything but "basic system tools".
@YeahRightPerhaps this may be of interest.
Ubuntu is good, but it can be bloated and not suitable for an old PC. Here is how to install a minimal and non-bloated Ubuntu on your older PC.www.maketecheasier.com
Tom is totally correct here. Mint is one of the very best distros for new users... try to work with it as you get used to the differences that Linux brings.
Not only that but it talks about Torrent which I have never done before.
I like the Mint but my only issue is the clock, though it's not a big issue, get it lol. I see Linux mint has many programs preinstalled which I will never use wouldn't it be best to uninstall them?Tom is totally correct here. Mint is one of the very best distros for new users... try to work with it as you get used to the differences that Linux brings.
Best? I don't know.... it might be for you, from things you have previously said. Things you uninstall will no longer need updates, and maybe that's a plus. But Linux updates are far smaller and faster than Windows, so keeping up to date is not such a burden.wouldn't it be best to uninstall them?
I was thinking about whether if I wanted to use it. I wouldn't have any personal stuff on it. basically if a hacker were to hack this system there nothing there but maybe know what my ip address is, what do you think?Has someone got you to enable your firewall yet??? It is turned OFF by default. You can turn it ON with a GUI, but the easy way is CTRL-ALT-T to open an terminal, then give:
sudo ufw enable. And done.
I agree.Get your feet wet first so that you enjoy it....
kind of old-school. sounds more like bull-headed and I know my own kind..... and don't pay much attention to me. I'm kind of old-school and do a lot of things the hard way.