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  • Do you have an old computer but don't want to buy a new one...

    just because it got left behind when MS stopped supporting XP? Or do you have a pc runs slowly that is struggling to keep up with the hardware requirements of Windows 7, 8, and 10?

    If your computer falls into one of the those categories and you'd like to revive an old XP computer or speed up one that is capable of running a newer MS operating system then maybe you should consider one of the Linux distributions which can help with that. For example, I have a twelve year old laptop that got left behind when XP support ended. It has an ancient single core Celeron and 1gb of ram and now runs Xubuntu 18.04. It has programs that can do the stuff that most people want to do, for example, there are office suites, browsers, email clients, and Bible study programs available. The minimum requirements to run Xubuntu are 512mb RAM and 7.5gb of hard disk if installed from live cd.

    Another good alternative is Lubunu 18.04. Like Xubuntu it is built upon an Ubuntu base and will run the same programs but the desktop has a little different feel and look. Like Xubuntu it too is mid-weight distribution, that is, after booting into a full GUI it will be using less than 512mb of RAM.

    A third mid-weight distrubition which is very responsive is Q4OS. It too has an Ubuntu base and the screens really pop on older hardware. It runs the trinity desktop which is KDE based.

    A light weight desktop that works well on older hardware is Puppy Linux. I recommend the Ubuntu based version because you can find answers for almost anything through a search of the Puppy forums or Ubuntu forums.

    The last distribution isn't a point and click install and configuration like the distros above but it is small and fast. It is called AntiX and a lot of things are done from the command line. Like all the other distributions above it can be downloaded and run as a live distribution (That means it can run from CD, DVD, or USB). Unless you are up for an adventure and want to learn a little more about your computer and Linux then I don't recommend this distro for those who would rather just point, click, and have stuff work.

    You can find information and links for all the distributions above at www.distrowatch.com.
    Test all things and praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    Peace,
    BJ -Bear
    VDMA (1 Peter 1:25)
    WELS

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    Originally posted by BJ BEAR View Post

    Another good alternative is Lubunu 18.04. Like Xubuntu it is built upon an Ubuntu base..
    A few months ago I used Lubuntu to give a second life to a old underpowered and hopelessly virus infected XP laptop, and it has been fine as a spare computer. Previously I tried a full Ubuntu installation and it was extremely slow to boot up. Lubuntu seems cleaner.

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    • #3
      Try any of these (ordered approximately from most lightweight to least lightweight):

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      Last edited by 4Him; 12-18-18, 05:52 PM.
      May the One Who is really the true Lord God (Whom i try to serve) bless you!

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      • #4
        Porteus Kiosk
        Slax
        SliTaz
        Tiny Core
        Puppy Linux
        Peppermint OS
        May the One Who is really the true Lord God (Whom i try to serve) bless you!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LeafByNiggle View Post
          A few months ago I used Lubuntu to give a second life to a old underpowered and hopelessly virus infected XP laptop, and it has been fine as a spare computer. Previously I tried a full Ubuntu installation and it was extremely slow to boot up. Lubuntu seems cleaner.
          Agreed. The light weight distributions can make a big difference.
          Test all things and praise God from whom all blessings flow!

          Peace,
          BJ -Bear
          VDMA (1 Peter 1:25)
          WELS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TTLG View Post
            Porteus Kiosk
            Slax
            SliTaz
            Tiny Core
            Puppy Linux
            Peppermint OS
            I'm waiting for an X64 version of Noobs, or is there already one?
            Test all things and praise God from whom all blessings flow!

            Peace,
            BJ -Bear
            VDMA (1 Peter 1:25)
            WELS

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            • #7
              Type in Google Search: '64 bit OS for Raspberry Pi'

              There is a version of Suse Linux Enterprise Server (64 bit) for Raspberry Pi 3 model B.
              May the One Who is really the true Lord God (Whom i try to serve) bless you!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TTLG View Post
                Type in Google Search: '64 bit OS for Raspberry Pi'

                There is a version of Suse Linux Enterprise Server (64 bit) for Raspberry Pi 3 model B.
                Thanks!
                Test all things and praise God from whom all blessings flow!

                Peace,
                BJ -Bear
                VDMA (1 Peter 1:25)
                WELS

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                • #9
                  For an older computer, I think Puppy Linux is great. If you're really into a learning curve go for a rolling distro like Gentoo or Arch; both are super compatible with older hardware (Gentoo is really good because you can roll your own kernel for your hardware).

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