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    Don't think I've ever seen a forum more abandoned...

    Don't think I've ever seen a forum more abandoned by the powers that be...
  2. Thread: What is Linux

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    I have no idea what answer you are looking for so...

    I have no idea what answer you are looking for so I shall bow out. The Linux kernel is pretty well defined and has an entire support organization that maintains it.
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    CarterCox: Was Arch the first Linux you...

    CarterCox: Was Arch the first Linux you installed and used?

    Most folks need to start with something a tad friendlier and less daunting. I was writing 8088 assembly and C in the mid-80s and I...
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    Almost all distros boot to a live version or you...

    Almost all distros boot to a live version or you can boot to the installer. If you boot the live version, no changes are made to your hard drive. I haven't run off a CD/DVD in years as a USB stick...
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    Lubuntu would be fine on an older Win 7 PC. ...

    Lubuntu would be fine on an older Win 7 PC.

    If you download a distro, you will have to write the file (extension .ISO) to a CD/DVD/USB Stick. This creates a bootable medium that allows you to...
  6. Thread: What is Linux

    by NGIB
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    Simply, it uses the Linux kernel, has a DE...

    Simply, it uses the Linux kernel, has a DE (desktop environment, XFCE, KDE, CLI, etc.), and has a package management system. The difference between flavors is mainly the DE and package management -...
  7. To be honest, if you must run Windows...

    To be honest, if you must run Windows applications - you're better off staying with Windows. The "emulators" will let you run some things but they will not be as responsive as under Windows and not...
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    Root access is not what you're looking for - you...

    Root access is not what you're looking for - you need to enter your BIOS or UEFI to change the boot settings. On my Thinkpad (X230), I press enter at startup and it allows me to enter setup. You...
  9. Try MX Linux as they try to support older...

    Try MX Linux as they try to support older hardware...

    https://mxlinux.org/
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    Some of the posts here are just mind boggling...

    Some of the posts here are just mind boggling...
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    Seriously? That's like having a box of parts and...

    Seriously? That's like having a box of parts and asking how to build a car. I suggest downloading a distro, install it and start learning from there. Go to Distrowatch to read up on what's...
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    The first thing you need to really understand is...

    The first thing you need to really understand is that Linux IS NOT Windows. While worrying about security and viruses is a big deal with Windows - not so much in Linux.

    You can run whatever Linux...
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    I have 2 of them and they will run any Linux I've...

    I have 2 of them and they will run any Linux I've tried. My daughter has the one with AMD graphics (mine is Intel) and she runs MX-17 and is very happy. I also run MX-17. I left the Buntu based...
  14. It was obviously something you did not...

    It was obviously something you did not understand. YOU were comparing everything to Windows, so I just made a true statement.

    Anyway, Bye...
  15. Linux is not Windows...

    Linux is not Windows...
  16. MX-17 and remove the programs you do not want. ...

    MX-17 and remove the programs you do not want.

    You can then make a snapshot of the system, write the ISO to a USB stick, and you have a bootable clone of your customized system. This is what I...
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    I use Clozezilla from inside PartedMagic. It is...

    I use Clozezilla from inside PartedMagic. It is not a true GUI but it is menu (ncurses likely) driven. You make the selections from the menus and it executes. I've cloned a LOT of drives with...
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    PC Linux OS has a very helpful forum to support...

    PC Linux OS has a very helpful forum to support the users, I suggest you join up if this is the distro you want to use. I ran it for a time but I prefer something different...
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  19. Note that Windows can be flaky if not installed...

    Note that Windows can be flaky if not installed on the first partition - you can't just make space on the drive like you can in Linux. I personally like the second HD option, they're cheap (even...
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    If you're running a Buntu based system

    If you're running a Buntu based system <= 16.04, you can use Systemback for this. There is also something called Timeshift but I am not personally familiar with it.

    MX-Linux has a utility...
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    I looked up the specific laptop and the hardware...

    I looked up the specific laptop and the hardware max is 1024x768 it uses the old Intel 945 graphics...
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    Pick a linux distro, make a bootable USB and/or...

    Pick a linux distro, make a bootable USB and/or CD/DVD. Most modern computers will boot from USB (may have to go into BIOS to set this). Any distro will do but MX Linux will allow you to create a...
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    The max res is 1024 x 768 so that's all it will...

    The max res is 1024 x 768 so that's all it will do,,,
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    I'd say AntiX might be right for you... Main...

    I'd say AntiX might be right for you...

    Main Page - antiX
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    Some distros do not include anything but free...

    Some distros do not include anything but free stuff and may require a lot of manual work to get running. Plain vanilla Debian for example falls in this category.

    Most distros aimed at a broad...
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