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04-12-2013, 02:56 AM,
#1
Linux
looking for a good linux video resource/tutorials/
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04-12-2013, 02:11 PM,
#2
RE: Linux
Don't know of any off hand, the problem is that there is a LOT of different Linux distros. The linux I recommend is Linux Mint. From there do a Youtube search under that and it should be easier to weed them out. Also "Howtoforge" has great website tutorials on various Linux distros. Here is one for Linux Mint.

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-linux-mint-14-nadia
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04-12-2013, 09:33 PM,
#3
RE: Linux
(04-12-2013, 02:11 PM)shortwave Wrote: Don't know of any off hand, the problem is that there is a LOT of different Linux distros. The linux I recommend is Linux Mint. From there do a Youtube search under that and it should be easier to weed them out. Also "Howtoforge" has great website tutorials on various Linux distros. Here is one for Linux Mint.

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-linux-mint-14-nadia

Thank you. I will take a look. Have some old systems that might be able to revive..
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
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04-13-2013, 12:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-13-2013, 12:49 PM by groggin.)
#4
RE: Linux
there are some very good 'lightweight' distros out there, though linux mint is maybe one of the easiest to use, it'll want a gig of RAM 2b happy
have a look here and here

you can find a lot more choices at distrowatch
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04-13-2013, 01:37 PM,
#5
RE: Linux
Linux Mint is meant more for replacing Windows on desktops and PC's and can run all the codecs and apps. There are other Linux distros that take less resources than Linux Mint out there. Just Google "Minimal Linux distros" and do a search on howtoforge. I think Puppy Linux will run on older and slower computers.
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04-13-2013, 08:07 PM,
#6
RE: Linux
mint or ubuntu have very active communities and plenty of chatter.
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04-13-2013, 09:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-13-2013, 09:49 PM by CharliePrime.)
#7
RE: Linux
If you want to run older systems, the best in my opinion is what I'm running right now, Linux Mint Debian Edition using the light-weight XFCE desktop environment.

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Totally snappy and usable on this old nettop in my garage...

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Processor : Intel® Atom™ CPU @ 1.60GHz
Memory : 904MB (414MB used)
Operating System : Linux Mint Xfce Edition

If you run into a problem, the net overflows with Debian resources. Not so if you run a really obscure variation of Linux.
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04-11-2014, 08:42 PM,
#8
RE: Linux
Microsoft is pulling the plug on XP - Anyone switching to Linux on systems that used run XP?
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
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04-11-2014, 10:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-11-2014, 10:47 PM by stiffy.)
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RE: Linux
(04-11-2014, 08:42 PM)mexika Wrote: Anyone switching to Linux on systems that used run XP?

If your system ran XP well, then it will run Linux well too, as long as it isn't using the latest GNOME or KDE desktops. If you have less than 2GB memory, go for a lighter desktop (like this one) and you'll be rocking.
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04-11-2014, 11:53 PM,
#10
RE: Linux
(04-11-2014, 10:44 PM)stiffy Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 08:42 PM)mexika Wrote: Anyone switching to Linux on systems that used run XP?

If your system ran XP well, then it will run Linux well too, as long as it isn't using the latest GNOME or KDE desktops. If you have less than 2GB memory, go for a lighter desktop (like this one) and you'll be rocking.

just installed it. Well see how it performs. Running a 1 gig ram on an IBM think-pad r51.
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
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04-12-2014, 10:38 PM,
#11
RE: Linux
(04-11-2014, 08:42 PM)mexika Wrote: Microsoft is pulling the plug on XP - Anyone switching to Linux on systems that used run XP?

Yea, right.


I've tried ubuntu desktop in the past. You don't have to look anywhere for software, you go right to "the download center" and you get every application or package you need, for free most of the time. But, ubuntu is bloated and slow and bizarre because of "unity". Lubuntu is a lot smaller but not so novice friendly.

After April the 15th I'm gonna try Debian7.4.0. It's quite popular, easy on the system and comes with lots and lots of precompiled software.
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04-13-2014, 06:38 PM,
#12
RE: Linux
it really comes down to what you are planning to do
just for browsing , email and downloading , or something more specialized ?

you can try different "distros" without having to install anything by booting a linux Live CD from a cd/dvd
search :- linux live cd list
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04-16-2014, 09:48 PM,
#13
RE: Linux
(04-13-2014, 06:38 PM)nofunclub Wrote: it really comes down to what you are planning to do
just for browsing , email and downloading , or something more specialized ?

you can try different "distros" without having to install anything by booting a linux Live CD from a cd/dvd
search :- linux live cd list

You can also use a bootable usb. And it is even possible to boot live iso images of linux debian-based distros.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine...
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04-19-2014, 03:09 AM,
#14
RE: Linux
http://www.livecdlist.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_live_CDs

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
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04-27-2014, 02:39 AM,
#15
RE: Linux
Rrrrraaaaggghhh ! I almost have this figured out. I have to admit that it was easier then I'd anticipated so far. Thanks for all the helpful tips from everyone up-thread.
I'm trying to boot from a flash drive, and the linux mint logo pops up and acts like it's going to start... and then I get an error message that says: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system."
Hopefully I'll figure it out before the night's over. Icon_biggrin
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