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by The Old Timer
Sat May 20, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 1403

Re: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?

At the small Church I attend they were still using Windows XP computers. I convinced them to give Linux Mint 18 a try and they found it to work very well. Installed Linux Mint 18 Xfce without any problems and also all printers were found and everything is doing great. :D Cost of upgrading six deskto...
by The Old Timer
Wed May 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 1403

Re: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?

Everyone I know who wanted to migrate from Windows to Linux.

Linux Mint for any user new or experienced is easy to use and easy to learn and just plain works.

Excellent help available through the Linux Mint Forums if needed.

I have to agree with all41 Xfce rules.
by The Old Timer
Sun May 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: non-Ubuntu distros
Replies: 16
Views: 1454

Re: non-Ubuntu distros

I'm giving Manjaro Linux 17.0.1 "Gellivara" a try and I like it. 8)
by The Old Timer
Sat May 13, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm impressed with Linux Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: I'm impressed with Linux Mint

Been using Mint since Mint 5. (yea, an old fart! :shock: ) lol . This website is created and maintained by one of our forum members and is a great resource that I like to share with everyone. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home When I first started looking at Linux this was one ...
by The Old Timer
Sun May 07, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint Box Mini Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Mint Box Mini Pro

my wife (she will be using that computer) only uses it for webbrowsing and e-mail. So no hungry programs which use the CPU to its maximum. I know a lot of people who use a tablet for doing email and web browsing so perhaps an alternative. I guess you are from the States where it is normal to use Pa...
by The Old Timer
Sun May 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint Box Mini Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Mint Box Mini Pro

Form factors of that size in my experience tend to run very hot since they are passively cooled versus active cooling and being confined in such a small case doesn't allow for proper heat dissipation. I would look for a desktop for that kind of money as I think it would go a longer distance than som...
by The Old Timer
Sat May 06, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint for life
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Mint for life

Can't say I'll always be Mint for life.

I can say I'll always use Linux. 8)
by The Old Timer
Wed May 03, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: non-Ubuntu distros
Replies: 16
Views: 1454

Re: non-Ubuntu distros

Give this a look.

https://mxlinux.org/
by The Old Timer
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux mint isn't all that good at all
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: Linux mint isn't all that good at all

How can one complain. :?

Cost of Linux Mint or Ubuntu.
Exercising the little grey cells of the brain. 8)
by The Old Timer
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13376

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

Don't know for sure but I imagine a lot of Linux drivers are pretty much the same from distro to distro.

I like distros that work right out of the box without problems as I'm not a software troubleshooter.
by The Old Timer
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13376

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

Exactly as I run ten year old desktops and do run into hardware problems occasionally.

I've had real good luck with antix-16 on old computers that I use.
by The Old Timer
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13376

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

I tried LXLE Linux and Porteus Linux and didn't have any luck with either of them.

Just couldn't get LXLE to run at all and couldn't find solutions for problems with Porteus.
by The Old Timer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: reasons to use Mint -- poor Microsoft !!
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: reasons to use Mint -- poor Microsoft !!

They GAVE it away for 1 year Gave it away plus forced it on your hd without permission. The only reason an end-user unknowingly received a Windows 10 upgrade without permission was due to the fact that most end-users don't know how to change the update settings to give the end-user complete control...
by The Old Timer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13376

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

I was about to ask the same thing! Xfce runs fine on my machines which only have 512MB RAM. It depends what you do with it, for example you'll probably struggle with a lot of tabs or open applications but I find my ancient K7S5A based system is pretty snappy, in fact surprisingly so. Horses for cou...
by The Old Timer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13376

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

Antix ... is a good little one that does everything the big flagship mainstream Linux Distros do just faster. I use Lubuntu 16.04 a lot on older computers as I find it to work well. hi, which of these do you recommend for new hardware with minimal RAM? -thx If you only have 512 ram then go with ant...
by The Old Timer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Action Show- comes to end
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Linux Action Show- comes to end

I'd rather watch Nixie Pixel. :wink:
by The Old Timer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 65
Views: 13212

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

Tomgin5 wrote:but a capacitor may short (eventually)
Capacitors are easy to change out and only takes a couple of hours to recap a motherboard if parts are already on hand.
by The Old Timer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MX Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: MX Linux

antiX MX-16 "Metamorphosis is an excellent distro with lots of cool software already installed and works well for my use without problems.
by The Old Timer
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 65
Views: 13212

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

Pjotr wrote:the discontinuation of 32-bit Google Chrome was the final impetus towards installing 64-bit on all of my machines that can handle it.
I'm finding most of my 10 year old computers will run 64 bit Linux distros and the ones that don't I use antiX-16.1 Berta Cáceres.
by The Old Timer
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Former distro hopper settling down with Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Former distro hopper settling down with Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Citizen229 wrote:I loved mx16's usb/iso tools
That's one thing really neat about these two distros is they are both loaded with useful software at install.

antiX / MX-16 Metamorphosis
antiX-16.1 Berta Cáceres

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