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Hello everyone!

Postby chadn1977 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:50 pm

My name is Chad and I am from LA, also a newbie to Linux and looking to learn. I am a current apple and former windows user . I have just found a Compaq Presario 1694 notebook in the back of my closet. Just for the record it has a 450 MHz AMD K6-2, 192 MB RAM, 6.5 GB HDD, USB 1.1, DVD/CD-ROM. I am wanting to know if anyone has done this or if they know how I would use this computer to start my introduction into becoming a Linux user. Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction and for your assistance.

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby vrkalak » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:55 pm

Welcome to Linux and LinuxMint.

I have an old Gateway with only 192 Mb of RAM ... happily running Crunchbang (Openbox) and Anti-X (Fluxbox) on it. Both distros are based on Debian 'testing'
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Oscar799 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:46 am

Hello Chad
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/ - you can check the hardware database to see if anyone else has a Compaq Presario 1694 up and running
For real-time help and discussion there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby The-Wizard » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:42 am

welcome to the Mint family forums

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