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Reaper Man
Posts: 22/23
My desktop uses Windows 10.

My laptop was my wife's old macbook where I took all the apple bullshit off (including sanding the logo off the bezel) and installing manjaro on it.
Jamie
Posts: 135/143
I have fairly similar specs aside from that processor (X2 7450 @ 2.4ghz on my end), runs pretty fine on vista and 7
Darkhero
Posts: 124/132
Athlon X2 QL-62 (2 GHz, 1MB L2 cache), 2GB RAM, Nvidia 8200M. It wasn't horrible with Vista but still slower than most XP machines I owned.
Jamie
Posts: 126/143
Originally posted by Darkhero
Originally posted by Jamie
pentium 4 by any chance? go for it

Nope, Athlon X2 but it's very low end and in a badly designed laptop. I wouldn't even dream of putting Vista on a P4.

Hm, I have an athlon x2 7450 dualcore, it works fine with vista, what's other specs for it?
Darkhero
Posts: 123/132
Originally posted by Jamie
pentium 4 by any chance? go for it

Nope, Athlon X2 but it's very low end and in a badly designed laptop. I wouldn't even dream of putting Vista on a P4.
Jamie
Posts: 124/143
Originally posted by Darkhero
I should try Q4OS on my Presario, there's no doubt that it will run better than Vista ever did on that machine.

pentium 4 by any chance? go for it
Darkhero
Posts: 119/132
I should try Q4OS on my Presario, there's no doubt that it will run better than Vista ever did on that machine.
Jamie
Posts: 113/143
Didn't know about that: thanks for the link!
Lucidiot
Posts: 12/22
There also exists a graphical setup for Arch, called Zen Installer. It's not as simple as Manjaro but it's good when you just want Arch and are too lazy to type all the commands yourself.
Jamie
Posts: 112/143
Hey, Manjaro is a pretty good distro, from what i remember it's Arch but actually possible to install for a newcomer
mold
Posts: 3/4
I use Windows10 mainly (forced to in order to use VR applications) and Manjaro (Arch-based stable distro) on more portable devices.

Once I am able to use the VR applications I need for work in Linux, I will probably be running a Debian-based Linux distro as my main OS.
Jamie
Posts: 107/143
see my thread about Q4OS, it's a nice distro based on debian stable

install the xp pack and it looks ace
mycophobia
Posts: 35/35
also vouching for Xfce. not too bloated. quite customizable. gracefully handles my dual landscape/portrait monitor setup.
marrub
Posts: 43/52
Originally posted by RanAS
Although I do technically have a dual-boot setup enabled, I don't use it because I have Debian/KDE installed on it. And KDE 5 is buggy as crap. I may rant about this for a bit.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates KDE5, KDE4 was way better honestly

Originally posted by RanAS
Can anyone recommend a good distro + environment that's easier for beginners? I want to learn more about how Linux works but I feel like going straight into Debian might be a bit too much for me currently...

I used Xubuntu for a while and it works well. Xfce is way better than most desktop environments.
RanAS
Posts: 495/522
Although I do technically have a dual-boot setup enabled, I don't use it because I have Debian/KDE installed on it. And KDE 5 is buggy as crap. I may rant about this for a bit.

I tried to set up my monitor screen to work at the proper resolution. For some reason it doesn't recognize it, so it only displays "safe" resolutions like 1024x768. So I try to force it to the right one by adding a new resolution mode. It doesn't work. I try changing the X11 file to have all the monitor's settings. It doesn't work. I try to remove all resolutions except 1600x900. It doesn't work.

So I give up and try to focus on other things. It seems to be having a bit of trouble with the audio. You see, my headphones don't have a slider on their cord, so I have to adjust it on the computer. Linux seems very confused about what audio device I have and constantly switches from "generic" to "VIA". Problem is, when it does that, the volume goes from 10% to 100%, and I'm not checking the audio levels every second, so the next time something plays I suddenly get blasted by loud noise in my ears.

This could be a driver issue, but for the time being I guess I can just add a widget to the desktop screen, right? So I grab a CPU usage widget and put on the desktop, looks good, then I grab an app/program launcher and set it up, and it looks good as well, and then I go ahead and grab the audio slider and oops, the KDE 5 Environment crashed. Great, so now I run the commands to boot it back up again and after a lot of headache I decide to shut off the computer. I go ahead and click the "Log off" button on the start menu and the logout screen crashes.

WHAT DID I DO TO YOU

Can anyone recommend a good distro + environment that's easier for beginners? I want to learn more about how Linux works but I feel like going straight into Debian might be a bit too much for me currently...
marrub
Posts: 42/52
My laptop is a 2012 Gateway model, dual-boots Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux. Desktop's a HP workstation/server with a GPU and extra HDD shoved into it, running Windows 10. Used to dual-boot Win10/Arch, but unfortunately I screwed up re-partitioning my drives and lost the Arch install. Now I just run a seamless mode VM with it, which looks and feels dang great.
Lucidiot
Posts: 3/22
I have Arch Linux with XFCE on a MSI CX61 laptop and I am trying out Elementary OS 5 "Juno" on my ThinkPad X201T.

At my parents' home there's a 17" Acer laptop that I do not remember the model name that runs XP Pro SP3, and two Packard Bell computer towers, one with Arch Linux and XFCE (that I will have to reinstall entirely because it is completely broken) and one with Windows 7 Ultimate.
Mistral
Posts: 3812/3822
macOS 10.14 Mojave on destination luna4 (2012 Mac mini)
Windows 10 Fall 2018 update on Shadow Gate to Love (Dell Inspiron 15-3521)
and jailbroken iOS 11.2.1 on Cosmic Eternity (iPhone 6s)

feel like i don't have as much tech as i used to,
but i guess that's fine
part of me would love to have an era-appropriate windows 9x machine, though
i really like ibm's case style during the mid-90s, especially the periwinkle accents

...ive also thought about making like, a sleeper build in a case like that,
but sleeper builds in general seem pretty passé,
and if im gonna build a whole computer,
i might as well build one i can fill with cool purple lights and stuff.
headache booth
Posts: 8/11
my only computer right now is my probook 6470b, running linux mint 19.
i'm kind of really not digging it after having tried manjaro, but i have a bunch of stuff on here which i can't really back up somewhere but also can't delete either
Flygon
Posts: 16/24
I've been running Windows 10 on my laptop, somewhat unwillingly.
It's a Lenovo L570, and the line supports Windows 7, in theory.

In reality, the L570 spans across two different generations of Intel CPU. And I managed to roll the dice on a newer chipset.
There's no Windows 7 drivers for this chipset.

Spent a good deal of money on a machine with an OS I, uh, don't particularly like. At all.


My X5650 desktop is doing swimmingly, however. Not even totally sure what all the hardware is inside it is anymore, but with a Motherboard dating back to 2010, it's aging. The Windows 7 installation currently on it is solid as a goddamn rock, with me conceding that doing a new install onto an SSD probably helps with the stability.


There's also a nice little K6-2 machine on the side, running Windows 98SE.
Need to reinstall it onto the 64GB MicroSD Card I have plugged into an IDE slot.
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