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  1.    04 Oct 2014 #221
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    Yes, it was always a slow poke 'puter.
    Linux was my first thought to install as it will run on almost anything. I was hoping for an outside chance of using 10 but looks like a not so go.

    I want to keep it usable as it is my emergency back up 'puter.
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  2.    04 Oct 2014 #222
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    Mint 9 is fabulous with older hardware. The newer editions of mint are getting bloated and might not run well on 32 bit hardware. Here's a link to mint 9. you should burn it to a cd and try it live. I use it all the time for repairs when the os just wont boot.
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  3.    04 Oct 2014 #223
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    How is the latest Ubuntu ?
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  4.    04 Oct 2014 #224
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    Pretty good actually but the 32bit version lacks some of the speed of the 64bit. Not sure why as I tested them both in a vm with Identical specs other that the bit version. 2gb ram and single core seems ok but pokish. On a live machine might be ok. you could set up a flash drive with several different versions of Linux and run them live to see how the hardware reacts. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a flash drive I use in the field but I am planning on trying Knoppix rescue soon.
    Last edited by Mohave PC; 04 Oct 2014 at 15:02. Reason: mistakes
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  5.    04 Oct 2014 #225
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    Just tried live Ubuntu14 on an old Compaq Presario 2gb mem and 32 bit. was actually quite snappy.
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  6.    04 Oct 2014 #226
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    Looked at them now and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is looking good.
    Think I will dual boot it.
    Where do I find the system requirements for it, I don't spot them on their site ?
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  7.    04 Oct 2014 #227
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Looked at them now and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is looking good.
    Think I will dual boot it.
    Where do I find the system requirements for it, I don't spot them on their site ?
    Here is what they recommend Installation/System requirements for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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  8.    04 Oct 2014 #228
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohave PC View Post
    Great, thank's for the link and running a test of it.
    It will be my project for Sun. morning. Think I will D/L it on this machine to save time.

    A couple of years ago I put Ubuntu 9 something on a HP desktop and it was pretty quick compared to XP.
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