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Hi, I want to install a Linux distribution which supports latest application software like flash player and modern printer support for PCs which have 256-512 MB RAM. I tried to ...
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- 07-22-2013 #1
Linux Distribution for Low Resources with Latest Application Software
I want to install a Linux distribution which supports latest application software like flash player and modern printer support for PCs which have 256-512 MB RAM.
I tried to uninstall XP and install some Linux distributions but I could not achieve maximum results. An advice is greatly appreciated.
- 07-22-2013 #2
- 07-22-2013 #3
software like flash player
which takes a little bit of studying/learning and tweaking to get your movie player in whatever distro you install to play Youtube videos without using flash.
Other ways to get around watching youtube is html5 and outside applications like gtk-youtube-viewer and minitube.
- 07-22-2013 #4
You might look at Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on PIII 900MHz with 512 MB RAM.
- 07-24-2013 #5
- 07-25-2013 #6
RE: for PCs which have 256-512 MB RAM.
1. Investigate the option to extend the RAM.
DDR2 motherboard with 2 DIMMs for example supports 4 GB of RAM, however there are some producers of hardware that may supply 16 GB for that comfiguration (by multiplexing the address space in time).
2. See what is the type is your RAM slot - DDR1, DDR2 ... or a previous version.
3. Install the Distro that you have been accustomed to (the oldest possible version that supports the current Internet browsers, flash player, and mail-boxes).
4. If you miss s.th there (wireless driver, printer driver, audio surround driver or s.th) - patch the kernel with the latest OEM drivers for linux! (windows drivers do not work properly under linux).
5. Test the OS for flowless operation and reliability. If the test fails - reinstall the distro and try again.
If the failure persists - change the distro.