AlbertP wrote:@ ausmuso and Penguinnerd: You are replying to quite an old topic, from October of last year. The OP may not be following this anymore.
The thread may be old, AlbertP ,but the the subject will always be topical.
We all know the scenario, especially those of us who have many friends and relatives. A friend/relo/neighbour comes to you with an older computer which, whilst still working faultlessly, doesn't have the oohmp to cope with a horror like Windows7/8. Can you do something?
Of course you can. You install a lightweight Linux flavour, make a few nips, tucks and tweaks here and there and present the friend/relo/neighbour with a lustily humming Linux box that'll do everything he could dream of.
Instant bliss. Not only have you made someone happy, but you've turned the person into a Linux advocate! Isn't this something all of us should be doing from time to time? Also it's one computer less going into landfill so you've struck a blow for the environment as well.
Maybe there should be special thread on the forum for this kind of thing?
With Linux from 1997 (Slackware, Caldera, Red Hat, Mandrake, (Open)SuSE, Poppy, Ubuntu, CentOS) currently Mint LMDE & 13 Cinnamon w. LXDE desktops