Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by Luuk » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:20:46


raylopez99 schreef:

less than 5 mins of google revealed,
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
more googling might reveal other answers... ?

also, you did not tell why some of your downloads did not work out (DSL,
Puppy ) For Ubuntu there's also a CD-download..

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Luuk
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by The Natura » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:57:08


I think he basically did.

He wants a plug'n'play distro that will allow him to continue to be the
whinging lazy sod that he always has been.

All suggestions he has received meant he would have to actually think,
and configure something manually.

Hence everyones recommendations that he sticks to windows, for which he
is the ideal target market.

I am not sure why there seem to be so many people these days who think
that by whining and complaining, that someone will help them up off the
toilet and wipe their bottoms for them.

Perhaps because, to date, their mommas always have..

 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by TJ » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:12:47


You had to add that last paragraph, didn't you? Sigh.

IF you add the hard drive, and IF the modem isn't an internal Winmodem,
you can install Mandriva 2008.1 without disturbing the present Windows
2000 installation on that system, and it will work fine. You can
download a multi-CD (I think it's 4) version for free. Keeping current
with system updates will be a problem with dialup, but that would be the
case with Windows, too. The KDE GUI will work fine with 512MB, but it
will, of course, seem sluggish compared to your own Vista computer.
(Then again, maybe not.)

The modem and several other things will be configured during the
installation process. If the modem is external, when the installer asks
which device to configure do NOT select "Modem." That's for an internal
modem. Select "tty01" for the serial port, or a USB device for USB. The
modem configuration routine may ask for inputs other than the
username/password, but if you don't know them, use the defaults.

Firefox and OpenOffice are included, but they are the versions that were
current when the distro was prepared, in March. There are also versions
of Acrobat Reader available for download from Adobe, and there are
several pdf readers included with the distro, like Ghostscript and kpdf.

If you need to ask questions specific to Mandriva, try the Mandriva
newsgroup. But I'd advise you NOT to cross post those questions to the
advocacy group. It won't be appreciated by either group. And if all you
really want to do is advocate for Windows by setting yourself up for
failure with Linux, that won't be appreciated anywhere but a Windows
advocacy group.

TJ
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by Andrew Hal » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:22:01


Oh god, don't inflict him on the mandriva group too!
What have they done to deserve that?


I think he knows that... And doesn't give a toss.
Otherwise he wouldn't keep asking the same questions time and time and time
and time and time and... 6... yes... time again...
Whilst utterly ignoring anyone who replies positively.
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Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by Jean-David » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:40:17

raylopez99 wrote (in part):


I doubt it. I think you are beyond help. Perhaps a psychotherapist could
help you, but it would take a while and a lot of work on your part.


You thought wrongly. The Linux community may _volunteer to help_ those who
are willing to participate in the process; they have no obligation to do so.
They have difficulty helping those who behave like a child having a temper
tantrum.

I have almost always (> 99% of the time) found participants on the
Linux-oriented newsgroups to be friendly and usually helpful. But if you
treat them like a disobedient household pet, they may become silent, or
passive-aggressive, or insulting. You have a talent for turning friends into
enemies. You should work on getting over this before you try to install
Linux or have relationships with people or anything else; getting help from
a professional will be much more help to you than upgrading from Windows to
Linux ever will be.

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/( )\ Shrewsbury, New Jersey http://www.yqcomputer.com/
^^-^^ 09:30:01 up 16 days, 18:50, 4 users, load average: 4.15, 4.11, 4.09
 
 
 

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Post by William Po » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:57:19


christonabike.


But still some will answer, like a knee jerk reaction.

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Post by JEDIDIA » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:37:01


[deletia]

The "damsel in distress" thing only plays well if you are a damsel.

Otherwise, it's just bound to get you beaten up or just sneered at.



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Post by notbo » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 01:40:38


I'm running Slackware 12.1 on a Pentium II 450 w/ 512M ram and it runs great.

Load it and shut the Hell up or jump in front of a speeding bus and die.

nb
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by TJ » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 02:56:47


You're right, Andrew. Lopez, forget what I said. Mandriva won't work for
you. It's too big, you have to know your head from a hole in the ground
to install it properly, the free version doesn't contain ALL software
available for Linux, and besides, it's from France and you know how THEY
are. No good would come of any attempt you might make to use it.

Really. Swear to the Deity of your choice. You'd have nothing but
trouble with it. Find something easier, like Vista. Please.

TJ
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by raylopez9 » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:32:36


I have Ubuntu. For some reason I rejected Slax, but I'll try
downloading it again as a backup.


Why!?!?!?!?!?!?!??! THis is WHY Linux is a dud, dude! Think about
it: my installation problems will be unreplicable, unrepeatable,
totally unlike yours?! NOTHING in the Windows world is like this--
NOTHING! It's true that you do get outliers, but for the most part,
Windows is REPEATABLE.


YES YES YES. This is exactly what I suspect. linux is NOT easy to
install. Ten years ago I dual booted RHAT 5.x with NT, and it took a
week. I think it's the same now.



Hahaha. Funny. You and TJ should do standup.

RL
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by raylopez9 » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:48:57


I see. I think you're onto something.


Yes, indeed. I can also spend the time learning Microsoft Visual
Studio .NET, which I'm doing, and it's time better spent,,,,,,,,


Yes, that's right. My modem has V.something and 56k speed.


Easier said than done?


I see. So, unlike Windows, in LInux you have to tweak the OS to make
it work on your machine. I guess that's a step up from the old LInux
days when you had to compile the source code to get binary
executables, eh? Progress.

Well, thanks for your input. It sounds to me like I should stick with
Windows, just like I thought. And to think: I was going to follow up
with a post saying "Assuming I switch to LInux, can I expect crashes
or glitches to simple programs such as a web browser, a text editor
for typing ASCII text, etc?" I would not be surprised if Linux
crashes routinely over simple plain vanilla stuff like surfing the web
and composing a text document.

RL
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by RonB » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:25:10


Oh! There's where that plonk button is...

--
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"There's a story there...somewhere"
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by AZ Noma » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:55:29


Oh shut the *** up.

You're too *** ing stupid even to operate a toaster.

Get the neighbor's nine year old to help you. He'll know which of CD
is supposed to face up.
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by RonB » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:12:53


Absolutely. If he's really that stupid and lazy, he just needs to back away
from the computer and leave it alone. That would be best all around.

I'm betting, though, that it's just another brand of trolling. He's had
*several* different suggestions -- which he ignores. His messages on this
subject are just another example of his trying to make "reality" out of out
of repeated lies.

--
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"
 
 
 

Please, for the SIXTH time, can somebody recommend a Linux distro for an old PC?

Post by Kees Theun » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:09:00


There's a name for such an approach: trolling.


It's quite relevant, and effective, for trolling.


I'm sure he isn't.


Regards,

Kees.

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Kees Theunissen.