General :: Best System Distro For My Laptop?

Jul 5, 2011

I got a new laptop with 320 gb hdd,2 gb RAM and intel core i3 processor...the manufacturer is lenovo..its pre installed with windows 7 ultimate pack..i'm interested to install a linux i wanna know which distro suits my laptop a best way.

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General :: Distro For VERY Old Laptop?

Mar 27, 2011

What Linux Distro will run smoothly on the following hardware?

Pentium II
233 MB of RAM
6 GB hardrive

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General :: Best Distro For Laptop

Jan 19, 2011

I currently have a Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop running windows 7. What would be the best distro for a laptop? I would prefer that it installs with a windows installer, because I don't want to try repartioning to be able to keep windows. I've tried Ubuntu's "wubi" and Mint's "mint4win". However, I wasn't able to connect to wifi on either of them.

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General :: Best Distro For Old Laptop

Aug 23, 2010

in the linux world i have a old thoshiba laptop wondering if you can post me some suggestions about the distros. which one i should download for my laptop?

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General :: Distro Choice For Laptop

Jan 4, 2010

I have an Acer TravelMate 2300 and I was wondering someone could advise me a distribution and configuration that would run smoothly on the system. I have been trying to install the latest version of Mint (no. but it seems to be too much and tends to lag out.

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General :: Which Distro Would Be Best For Old Averatec Laptop

Jan 17, 2010

I have an Averatec Laptop, the screen was broken so we took it off an hooked it up to a small "E" flat monitor and it works fine. We run the Laptop as a desktop now. It has Windows XP service pack 3 on it and runs using a DLink wireless adapter. Our Averatec has a 1.39 GHz processor with 224 MB of Ram and 27.9 Gb of Hard drive.I burned an ISO CD of Puppy Linux and ran Puppy from the CD. It installed well but when I went to use an online game called Farmville the whole screen froze and I had to turn the computer off to get it going again.
Farmville worked on the computer when it ran XP could it be that Puppy Linux is not the right Distro for my computer or do I need a distro that has Java or flash applications on it and if so where or how can I do this?

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General :: Choosing Lite Distro For T41 Laptop?

Nov 16, 2010

Used ubuntu a little, few days ago tried booting with puppy linux on usb drive.

I was amazed by its speed, since everything runs in ram, its not comparable with w7. That is the key feature im looking for.

I know, that the most common recommendation here, is to "try out different *nix based OS-es and find the one that suits".

I hope i can rely on other people experience, who have comparable system and silmilar hopes.

What i expect?

-working infrared
-support for canon camera
-ACPI (crucial, since t41 has "fan always on" issue)
-quick boot
-constant saving (puppy saves data to memory, which is a problem is power-cut happens)

Im sure puppy can fill out most of these requirements, but still im looking word from you guys.

Ive heard a lot good about algo zenwalk, vector, MijnPup, igelle...

Oh, maybe even tinycore will work...

There are simply so many of them, but i would like to sort out one which has periodical updates and has fulfilled my requirements. Also, Gnome interface would be nice.

I state that, i wont be needing bundled software, because i can get what i want later on and i don't want excess trouble uninstalling software.

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General :: Can't Get Any Distro To Work On Laptop Or Desktop

Jul 26, 2010

I have an old old laptop and wanted to try Linux on it. I know next to nothing about Linux and slightly more than nothing about Unix. I made a pen drive with Ubuntu on it but the laptop won't boot from a USB device. So I downloaded several distros. I tried to boot a Ubuntu CD but it won't go past the splash screen. I tried DSL and it won't boot that either. So it's still running Windows 98SE at this point.

I tried several of the distro's under QEMU on my desktop and they seem to work... so the distro's are OK I think. Then I tried burning Knoppix on a DVD and booting the PC. I get the splash screen and it get to the point of saying something like "running dbus" and just hangs forever. I waited 40 minutes and still nothing. Tried booting the PC instead with a distro called "PCLinux Phoenix XFCE" that I burned onto CD. Once again splash screen and then nothing. Finally got a message saying it can't configure video and do I want to do it by hand. Really? Like I can do that. So I booted Win XP again and somehow THAT manages to run both monitors.

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General :: Selecting A Distro For An Old Laptop ( IBM ThinkPad R40 )?

Jun 17, 2011

i got given an old IBM think pad R40 laptop with a broken HDD and im looking for a linux distro for it, its got 128 mb of ram and a mobile P4 - M 1.80ghz processor all im gonna use it for is basic word processing/taking notes in the field etc. but i would like to have a reasnoble GUI ive tried Puppy, DSL and SLITAZ but their GUI's are rather crude.

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General :: Xorg - Distro For Acer 4741G Laptop?

Jan 7, 2011

I need to install linux for my acer 4741 laptop. Anyone who did this before and managed to solve the device driver problems please share your experience with me. I already installed the backtrack linux and I able to make it work the both wireless and wired network connections and also the sound card is also working. But the problem is that I unable to configure 1360x768 resolution of the display. The display looking really flat and ugly under that linux. some help ? can you guide how to correctly configure the /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

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General :: Best Distro For Old Crappy Laptop? (HP Pavilion Zt1130)

Jan 19, 2010

I got a laptop for free. It's an old POS, but it was free, and it basically works for pretty much what I am going to use it for. Web Browsing, Cloud Computing type stuff.NOTE: I am an extreme Google Whore. To paraphrase Jay-Z: Google Mail, Google Docs, all Google Everything. lol. when considering my question, please keep this in mind.anyhow, this is what I am working with:

HP Pavilion zt1130
Windows XP SP3
Intel Celeron Processor 1133MHz
S3 Graphics Twister 16MB
20GB Hard Drive
DirectX 9.0c
Linksys Wireless-G Network Adapter

as I mentioned above, I use Google Stuff for my primary computing Needs. GMail, Google Docs for Office stuff, Reader for RSS, etc. with Google Gears to make these apps usable offline. I also use LastFM, Twitter, etc. My preferred browser is Chrome, but I can settle for Firefox if necessary. I am trying to figure out if getting off of Windows XP, and switching to Linux might help with boosting the performance of this old, crappy machine(does the OS even matter in regards to this?), and maybe push it more towards being more of a Cloud Computing machine. and which Distro would probably be best for me and my computer.

I know absolutely nothing about Linux beyond common, basic stuff. So anything that requires some complex set up is not what I am looking for. I'd also need a decently easy to use GUI. But I am unsure about hardware compatibility and things like that. I don't wanna wipe my HD, and break the computer trying to install Linux,

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General :: Having Trouble Finding Right Distro For Toshiba Laptop

Jul 22, 2010

I'm having a lot of trouble finding a good Linux Distro that will work with my Toshiba A505-S6020. Here are some specs

i5-430M Intel Processor
NVidia Graphics Card
Realtek Network Adapter

One of the big problems I'm having is with the Network Adapter. It won't work with Ubuntu or any Ubuntu based distros. Backtrack 4 won't even start for me (there's a problem with the ACPI, and I'm not sure how to turn it off on Backtrack). Is there any distribution that I won't have to mess with the Kernels too much (I tried Gentoo, but that was a bit over my head)

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General :: New, User-friendly, But Not Derived From Ubuntu Distro For A Laptop

Jun 5, 2011

Hi ya

I thank you all for previously helping.

NOW, I'm looking for a non-Ubuntu, but still easy to use, download, and install via USB drive distro that's user-friendly.

Any help? It's for an Acer Aspire 7741Z-5371

It has a 64bit processor, but i generally use 32bit 0Ses. 250 GB hard drive, 3 GB DDR3 RAM.

I'm just sick of Ubuntu and want to branch out a bit, as a new user

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General :: Best Distro Of System?

May 27, 2010

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....

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General :: Best System Distro For Development?

Jul 22, 2011

I want to know what is the best linux distribution for java EE development. Is it Cent OS or Fedora 15.

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General :: Need Best System Distro For Gamers

Mar 2, 2010

Find a distro for a gamer like me?
I am NOT expecting Shockwave cause it is only available on Windows and I am sick of Windows for eating up my precious time booting itself and its variety of viruses affecting my game play.I want a Linux that have live CD,install to hard drive and ABSOLUTELY FREE <-----Important.Any Linuxes match my criteria?

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General :: Add More Fonts To System Distro?

Nov 29, 2009

How can I add more fonts to my Linux distro .

I have Ubuntu 9.04

mor fonts to Open Office

can I use the fonts that comes with windows XP?

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General :: Put A Newer Distro Of System On An Older Mac?

Jul 28, 2010

I'm sure the answer is yes but, I'm wondering if you could put a newer distro of Linux on an older Mac (for example an iMac G4 or G5).

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General :: Looking To Install System From CDROM While Other Distro Running?

Mar 19, 2010

Laptop has broken internal CDROM. I booted with floppy to get Puppy 431 installed from USB stick. Now I have USB CDROM access thru Puppy. I can mount and see the CD fine.

Is it possible to boot or install from a currently installed linux distro (Puppy)?

I have a second free partition ext2 available, sda2, and GRUB is working fine for me on boot.

(machine also doesn't have boot from USB option, yes, it's old, a project I am working on, I have Nimblex in CD now, I think it's a live cd, I would like to try a few different ones by installing to sda2 and wiping if ng.)

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General :: Looking For Non Compressed Small Command Line System Distro?

Oct 31, 2010

We are having a lot of trouble with this.

We need a command line version of Linux like ttylinux. Any command line will do with the latest kernel. It should be around 50 megs.

But the problem is, all these small Linux versions are LiveCD or have a compressed file system.

We need a SMALL linux distro, that we can install UNCOMPRESSED (no squashfs etc) on a hard disk.

This is so simple I'm sure I'm missing something..

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General :: Good System Distro To Run On An Older Touchscreen Notebook?

Jan 24, 2010

I have an old Fujitsu Lifebook B series (B3020D) notebook with a touchscreen. Is there a good Linux distribution to use with this machine?

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General :: Can I Uninstall Another System Distro Directly Over Mint On Dual Boot

Feb 18, 2010

I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.

So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home

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Hardware :: Fastest Distro / GUI For Slow Laptop

Jan 6, 2010

I just receive a very thin laptop but pretty old, it has 2 hard drives or kind of hard drives... of 16 GB each, I don't know about the RAM, probably 512 Mb, maybe 1 Gb (I don't remember how to see that on windows) and an intel core duo.It's currently running a legal windows xp (I specify legal cause it's pretty rare), it's not "slow" but it could be a lot faster, it still takes a few seconds to load IE and stuffs.

I'm a mac user, I'm only using debian server version for web servers and databases so I don't know how it works with a user interface.I've heard about Archlinux, it says it's pretty fast but do you know which one is the fastest one ?

I'll be using the laptop for taking notes only, probably on google docs but it'd be cool if I could store some images and stuff without waiting 10 secs to open a new window.By the way, if you could quickly explain me how do I install the GUI and which one is fastest cause when I've installed Ubuntu, Gnome was already installed by default.Finally, there is no way to insert DVD / CDs, it's like the Mac Book Air, so I haven't installed any linux distro from a USB stick either.

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General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Make A Distro For Laptop In The Living Room?

Apr 7, 2010

Im kind a new to open suse, though I think its a very nice alternative to the ordinary Linux distroes.Recently I tried to make a distro for my laptop in the living room, -the only thing its supposed to do is play music, and be able to connect to the internet from time to time. However, I must have forgotten some packages or something, cause when I booted the engine after installing,-(wich btw went smooth:-)) -I cannot play any music, -getting some fail message. -Now iVE installed all the g-streamer packages and the totem player, what else do I need ???. -Have been looking through the packages, but I dont seem to find any other packages related that i think i shound use...

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General :: Get System On Laptop?

Jan 26, 2010

I want to change my system to Linux with a new harddrive in my laptop
I got a 2. Computer with vista.
I don't want any windows on my laptop.
What linux do I use how do I get linux on my laptop?

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General :: Need Best Laptop For System

Aug 21, 2010

I need to buy a new one. Suggestions please.

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General :: Best System Distribution Which Suites My Laptop?

Jun 21, 2011

I am having an IBM Thinkpad R51 Laptop which has the following specs.

1.6 GHz Single Core Processor.
256MB of DDR-RAM.
2MB of cache memory.
30GB of HDD.

Could anyone suggest me which linux distribution and release best suites my laptop.

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General :: Changing The Operating System On An Old Laptop From Vista

Aug 22, 2010

I am interested in changing the Operating system on an old laptop of mine from Vista to Linux. Problem is I don't know anything about Linux. I have been told Fedora is a good distribution for me to get started with. uninstall windows and get started with Linux?

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General :: Install System On My HP Pavilion Dv5-1125nr Laptop?

Mar 30, 2010

I have a Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv5-1125nr laptop containing factory loaded Windows Vista. I have a lot of hard disk space on it and I wanna install Linux. But I don't know which version/distribution will work on this laptop.

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