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Old 13. Feb 2012, 12:09 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Can't help with all of the above, but can with some.

At 768MB RAM you're right on the minimum limit recommended for Fedora on which Kororaa is based. The same will apply to most KDE distros which are more resource intensive than other desktops.

Some useful Gnome based distros such as Pinguy state that only half what you have is necessary but Linux Mint says 650 is a minimum.

Overall though you'll get much better performance from one of the light weight desktops as employed by Puppy, Bodhi and Peppermint. Possibly the best looking out of the box is Dreamlinux which states 512MB as a minimum.

Network configurations can be fickle with Linux at the best of times. I could never work out how to connect either my DSL or Mobile Broadband connections using Puppy for instance, and yet with Dreamlinux, Bodhi and Peppermint this was a breeze. Usually it's just a question of opening the settings window and (in my case at least) entering a username and password.

We can offer more specific help with connections once you decide which distro to kick off with.
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Old 14. Feb 2012, 09:39 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Actually, I will buy a USB and have two distros there: one for home use (something that works out of the box since at home I have only dial up for emergency situations) and Kororaa (GNOME) (or some other distro) on comp with 4 Gb RAM.

I am just reading reviews from Grandfather & Bear (Dedoimedo) to find something suitable for me ...

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Let us know how you get on and what you decide.

I just can't get on with the new version of Gnome at all which is why I use Kororaa KDE. Each to their own though
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Old 14. Feb 2012, 10:42 AM   #44 (permalink)
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As a Windows user, I don't even know what is difference between GNOME, KDE, etc.
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Old 14. Feb 2012, 10:56 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Hi Panzer,
Good explanation of those here "Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or Edubuntu? Ubuntu Server Edition? What's the difference?" http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/whichbuntu

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Old 14. Feb 2012, 12:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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As a Windows user, I don't even know what is difference between GNOME, KDE, etc.
Jeff Hoogland is the lead developer of Bodhi Linux and he provides a good roundup here:

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/201...-of-linux.html
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Old 14. Feb 2012, 06:39 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I downloaded Bodhi a couple of days ago and installed it on an 8GB thumb drive in persistent mode. I was pleasantly surprised on how much progress has been made. It is a small download size because it comes out of the box with just the essentials. It has several pre-made software bundles that can be downloaded and installed. The bundles allow a customized OS suited for a person's needs. For the type of bundles available look HERE and look for the Bodhi Software Packages section. I decided to download and install individual applications from the Bodhi software center and others using the Synaptic software manager. I pretty much had my system the way I wanted in a couple of hours (this is the true beauty of Linux). Here is a screen shot of Bodhi as mentioned running off a thumb drive. It shows me running an old but popular action type game using the DosBox Game Launcher (DBGL).


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Old 14. Feb 2012, 07:22 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Thanks MC, and Richard.. for those links .. very informative. Was not aware that Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, were all Ubuntu .. I thought they were different distros based on Ubuntu..

Welcome back to forum wdhpr .. finally u made it ..
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Old 20. Feb 2012, 04:21 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Been running Bodhi off a 8GB thumb drive for about a week now. There have been some brief times of instability but tend to correct itself after a restart. One minor but consistent problem has been the disappearance of icons on both the IBar and start menu. I quarried about this on Bodhi's website but it seemed to be a sore subject or something because the reply's seemed a bit terse. No worries found my own solution by linking to the systems icon directory which solved the problem. The response to the issue was summed up as a corrupt icon cache, what ever that means. Anyway I think Bodhi and its minimalistic nature makes it a very nice distro to run from a USB drive. But the stability issues would make me pause before making it my default Linux system. All an all Bodhi has been a joy to use and from what I previously read about Bodhi it shows much work and improvement has been made.

I'm toying with the idea of trying something like Dreamlinux because of its small size. I enjoy trying Linux distro's off a thumb drive because they run much more faster than running them on VirtualBox but this may be my hardware and not a VirtualBox problem.

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We can offer more specific help with connections once you decide which distro to kick off with.
Well, after trying a couple of distros (not all, Yumi doesn't support some of them (DreamLinux)), some iso files were broken -Pinguy, Zorin) and one System Restore later (Puppy Linux), I managed to set up internet connection successfully in both Peppermint and Kororaa (Btw, Kororaa works just fine on my comp).

I just need an advice for Linux Mint: should I use version 10, 11 or 12? I think I am gong to try to install Macbuntu in Mint just to see how it looks like ...

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