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by XP-refugee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 1787

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

I'm looking at this Asus AJ6 (2006) that I'm working at and wondering .... I know it is much higher specced than the computers that harris is focussing on. (I think can even plug a T9700 cpu into it and have got 3 GB RAM recognised). But I can take the RAM back down to 512MB and put the T2300E cpu b...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)

Yes, I just had a look at soundKonverter and it looks good. It is a stand-alone program just built for transcoding. After installing it and trying to run it it wouldn't work but gave me instructions. The instructions were just a bit above my skill level so I guessed and opened a terminal and cut kbu...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 1787

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

Yes I had heard of a swapfile. And bumped into a pagefile.sys on Windows. But didn't know they were the same thing. Or even what they do. Or that that was what MS was running on the thumbdrives. IT for me is a lot like driving a car with a intermittently detached steering wheel. Sometimes, for reaso...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)
Replies: 4
Views: 504

How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)

I had troubles finding a way to transcode audio files. I needed something with a graphical user interface (GUI), that would automatically name the output files, handle multiple files at a time, give me a fairly wide choice of types of file output (flac, mp3, wav, etc) and would "just work" as my tec...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 1787

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

This is just the idle speculation of the deeply ignorant and I can see tar, feathers and a rail in my immediate future but: At some stage mid-Pleistocene, when onboard RAM was hard to come by due to the Missoula Floods as the ice-dam cracked, MS had some way of using thumb-drives as extra ram for th...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

Thanks to Pjotr for the tweaking guide links. Even with only 1Gb of ram things worked better. And then the 4Gb of DDR2 ram arrived from China. But only 3GBof it is visible/usable due, not to the 32 bit OS limitation but, to a chipset limit which reserves the space over3 Gb for "other things". (I che...
by XP-refugee
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

At least, that's how I felt, two years ago. I'll predict that there is, and will be, a wide range of confidence amongst those who have successfully moved from XP to Linux. I took me some 18 years of trying and failing before I got here. I've got ?40 hours of experiencing attempted moves to Linux as...
by XP-refugee
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

... Many software and hardware are dropping support for or do not support Win XP, eg the Chrome and Firefox browsers, SSDs, etc. ... This, as they say, is my lived experience. As I wrote in the OP, "... XP being used by a large chunk of the world's computers and increasingly without support for sec...
by XP-refugee
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

I want to remind you helpful and knowledgeable people here about the fear that many XP users will have when you suggest changing to other versions of Linux to them. I'm not saying don't to do it. Rather that many of us XP users have not changed OS in 16 years - and have resisted all previous attempt...
by XP-refugee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

Thanks to you all for your suggestions about other Linux versions that are probably more suitable and burning software. I'll see how this one on LM Mate 18.3 goes once it has 4 GB of ram. "Flying" does sound very attractive. And the thought of trying different versions doesn't fill me with dread as ...
by XP-refugee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

tldr: It's beautifully boring. And possibly with a big future with XP refugees. The vicissitudes of existence washed me up on a shore with only MS XP PCs available. And it began to seem just a matter of time before Something Bad would Happen with XP being used by a large chunk of the world's compute...

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