southernpride1865 wrote:So, pros/cons on the following:
Query: switch from Win7, stay with Mint, or try/use Debian Whezy?
Query: because these are Windows games, what issues can I expect to encounter with the switch, assuming I decide to make it?
Query: can/shoud I move everything over to an external HDD and run it via an emulator? And yes, I believe I understand that Wine Is Not an Emulator, but what the heck IS it, and would/will it work in this circumstance? Or should I look into something else? And would this, in essense, be just a stupid way of doing a dual boot system to keep my Windows stuff and use Debian for everything else?
Oh yeah, "Query" was my word of the day!
Robin wrote:Wow, I'm really glad I wrote that! And delighted that people have found it so helpful. Proof that even a stunted little autistic kid (me) can do something really good sometimes! I hope I get to do alot more of that kind of good as I learn more.
Humbled and grateful,
Robin wrote:2. - Consider a "lightweight" if you have an older, low-resource computer that you want to run fast!
sweller wrote:I have just purchased a NUC (BOXDCCP847DYE), a stick of RAM (CT25664BF1339), and a flash drive (SDCZ33-016G-B35) to run Linux from. I *think* an appropriate choice is Mint 16? Is there anything lighter and as newbie-friendly?
I might go for Mint 17, but the "recommended" drive size is 20GB. I haven't seen why, but it seems to be the first version of Mint with that recommendation.
Nilla Wafer wrote:How much RAM?
sweller wrote:Nilla Wafer wrote:How much RAM?
That's a 2GB stick and a 16GB flash.
I can bump the RAM up to 4GB just by adding a second stick, but the recommendation for Mint 16 is, "512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage)." Should be good there?
As for Mint 17, I'm still wondering about this though, "5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended). Someone must know why?
Nilla Wafer wrote:But why Mint 16 instead of the LTS release?
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