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Hello world!

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:32 pm
by peperina
Hi,

Complete linux noob trying to bring back to life old WinXP PCs ca. 2002. No success so far! Thanks,
Maxi.

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:35 pm
by BG405
Hi and welcome to the Mint Forums! :D

I think to be honest with Windows xp era machines (especially such early ones) you will be lucky to get a modern OS like Mint to work half-decently, if at all. I'd go for something like Anti-X or Puppy on those. Try Mint on your newer machines & I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Your 2002-era CPUs are likely 32-bit only and will probably also lack stuff like SSE3, SSE4 etc. which are required for a lot of modern processes including up-to-date browsers.

Do have fun with these old machines (like :I do) but don't expect anything later than say Mint 17.x to run on them.

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:32 pm
by JerryF
Welcome!

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:46 pm
by murray
Greetings Maxi and welcome to the forum!

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:29 am
by kc1di
Hello peperina,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, good luck with the old machine, you will better off try Mate or xfce .

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:06 pm
by bob466
Welcome to the Forum. :D

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:39 am
by deepakdeshp
Welcome to the forum.

Re: Hello world!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm
by Greencedar
Glad to have on board. Hope the best of success with Linux. :D