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Old 14. Jan 2015, 07:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Puppy will work on that.
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Old 15. Jan 2015, 12:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have an old laptop running XP thats been sitting in my closet for months now. I would still like to make use of it as a backup pc but am not willing to shell out the cash for a newer version of windows. I have always wanted to try Linux but have never been sure of which one to use.

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if your computer has PAE CPU and have 1 gb mem or less use xubuntu 14.04, if you have 2g or more use ubuntu 14.04 and install gnome flashback desktop if you don't like Unity Desktop,you also have XFCE Desktop and a more modern Gnome 2 Desktop.
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Old 15. Jan 2015, 01:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have always wanted to try Linux but have never been sure of which one to use.

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Have you ever considered BSD? Feels like Linux, works better.
You can start easily with GhostBSD or PC-BSD, you can dig really deep with NetBSD or OpenBSD. Somewhere in between there's FreeBSD and DragonFly BSD, both desktop-ready but requiring a tiny bit of work first.

I, for one, use OpenBSD on a ThinkPad T60 and love it - perfect for "old" hardware.

(I heard this is the "Linux and BSD" subforum, so sorry if it may look like it's off-topic.)
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Old 22. Jan 2015, 06:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Have you ever considered BSD? Feels like Linux, works better.
You can start easily with GhostBSD or PC-BSD, you can dig really deep with NetBSD or OpenBSD. Somewhere in between there's FreeBSD and DragonFly BSD, both desktop-ready but requiring a tiny bit of work first.

I, for one, use OpenBSD on a ThinkPad T60 and love it - perfect for "old" hardware.

(I heard this is the "Linux and BSD" subforum, so sorry if it may look like it's off-topic.)
Reed this:

http://bsd.slashdot.org/story/14/10/...kernel-modules
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Old 22. Jan 2015, 06:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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How does that relate?
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Old 22. Jan 2015, 11:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Please expand on this because I don't understand what you meant either.
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Old 06. Mar 2015, 06:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The Xfce desktop environment is the best.
I think this depends on how you are assessing "best". On my main Linux desktop for instance, Manjaro KDE only uses 200mb more memory with the same programs running than the Xfce system it is dual booted with, and this with a string of eye-candy effects fully enabled. CPU runs between 1-3%, whereas other KDE distros are far more demanding.

So IMO "best" is pretty subjective and for the sake of some download and burning time I would recommend everyone to at least try examples of KDE, Xfce, Unity and Gnome for themselves to see which suits their system best, and which they prefer to work with.
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And if you had to choose between Manjaro KDE and ChaletOS (Xubuntu)?
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Old 06. Mar 2015, 03:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
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And if you had to choose between Manjaro KDE and ChaletOS (Xubuntu)?
This is difficult because I like them both for different reasons and swap between them regularly. Still, I'm a bit of a bling addict so I'd have to go with Manjaro KDE.
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I like those moments of crisis!
Will take a peak at Manjaro's latest Community driven KDE.
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