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by abacoian
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

I will look up the specs for the w7 the next time I turn it on and post them. I truly don't know about linux. I came across this site when I googled how to keep an xp laptop secure, I found an article that recommended mint. Whether it works on my old laptops or not I'm still glad to have come across...
by abacoian
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

Really? I was thinking linux would work smoother than windows. So before I install I'm guessing it would be best to run it off the flashdrive first to see how it does? And would that be a good test to go by? Thank you
by abacoian
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

So do you have a linux version installed on your xp? If yes, which one? I'm thinking of doing a full overwrite of xp since it only has 70 GB. I know nothing about linux but am excited to use it over windows. I want a light version that can run the linux programs that I've asked about. Thoughts? What...
by abacoian
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

So have you found a linux image program that can batch resize + add text over the image? And how do you store your images? I use google photos, you can upload through a browser but windows has a program that does it automatically.
by abacoian
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

Thank you guys for all of this great info, I truly appreciate it!

Here is my system properties for my xp:

Dell inspiron ME051
Intell(R) Celeron(R) M
processor 1.40 GHz
1.40 Ghz, 504 MB of RAM

What install should I try?
Any other info I need to find?
by abacoian
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

You guys have been great in informing and helping me with info on linux. Here's where I'm at: Wanted to install over windows 7 but was afraid to just get rid of windows so chose to install alongside instead. Computer got blank screen when installing, I booted windows 7 today and see that the hard dr...
by abacoian
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

with linux there is no worry for security? Can I feel safe online and making purchases?
by abacoian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

I started installing mint alongside windows, it was going great. But now the screen is blank and not moving when I move the mouse. I will leave it a while, how long should I wait?
by abacoian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

I installed the phatch but it only kept loading the icon and would not open, I'm hoping maybe once I install the linux fully it will work better.
by abacoian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

Do you know if pinta can batch add text? I resize numerous images at a time, 100 for example, would hate if there wasn't a way to batch add text (my url) to images.
by abacoian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

So I can just power it off for now? It's a dell that I probably got in 2006. So I took the flashdrive and tried it on my windows 7, it booted great and is now on. I'm debating whether to go ahead and install it or not. I would want it to batch resize photos, and hopefully a program that could add a ...
by abacoian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

I downloaded mint the 64 bit version and made a bootable flashdrive using rufus. I restarted and selected boot from usb, it said mint booting in so many seconds. I was excited, but it says: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel approp...
by abacoian
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

I have a usb extra hard drive, will that work for making the usb bootable iso? Sorry, not sure on the proper terms.
by abacoian
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

I think thought the hard drive was going bad but it continues to work, I've restored it to default which is a clean reinstall and it still has boot issues from time to time. Once it boots it works okay. Do I need to make a boot cd or usb to just test if linux works on my laptops? I think I'd like to...
by abacoian
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Have an old xp and w7 laptop, should I install linux and how?

Hi there, I am happy to find this forum. I have never used linux but am hopeful it will be great for me. Honestly I use my chromebook mostly but am thinking linux would be good for my old laptops. My windows 7 only boots sometimes but I like using it to batch resize photos with a program called fast...

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