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Linux distributions advice

Post by Andow » Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm

I am looking for a compatible system to install linux OS on my old Lenovo laptop, I'm running LMC on my main computer and would like to setup a network between them to transfer data etc. I don't know the in's and out's of all the system avalable.
The specifications: Intel (R) Core 2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GB Ram
Mobile ® 4 Series Express Chip Family.
Thank you. Andow

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Re: Linux distributions advice

Post by Pierre » Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 pm

you could try out the LinuxMint XFCE version
https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=266
or you could try using MX-Linux
https://mxlinux.org/download-links/
or it's sister version:
https://antixlinux.com/download/
as all of those are using the lightweight XFCE desktop,
& which would be better suited to your old machine.
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Re: Linux distributions advice

Post by RIH » Tue May 21, 2019 11:00 pm

Pierre has given you some good pointers on Distributions.
Andow wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm
I'm running LMC on my main computer and would like to setup a network between them to transfer data etc.
NoMachine is a very easy method of connecting your 2 PC's once you have Linux installed on both..
https://www.nomachine.com/download/linux&id=1
Simple file transfer with NoMachine..
https://www.nomachine.com/sharing-files ... -computers

There are certainly other methods via LAN & Network Shares but, in my opinion, they require a bit more technical experience than I possess.. :D
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Re: Linux distributions advice

Post by Andow » Wed May 22, 2019 5:22 am

RIH wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Pierre has given you some good pointers on Distributions.
Andow wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm
I'm running LMC on my main computer and would like to setup a network between them to transfer data etc.
NoMachine is a very easy method of connecting your 2 PC's once you have Linux installed on both..
https://www.nomachine.com/download/linux&id=1
Simple file transfer with NoMachine..
https://www.nomachine.com/sharing-files ... -computers

There are certainly other methods via LAN & Network Shares but, in my opinion, they require a bit more technical experience than I possess.. :D
Thank you I,ll check them out.Andow

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Re: Linux distributions advice

Post by Andow » Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 am

Pierre wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 pm
you could try out the LinuxMint XFCE version
https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=266
or you could try using MX-Linux
https://mxlinux.org/download-links/
or it's sister version:
https://antixlinux.com/download/
as all of those are using the lightweight XFCE desktop,
& which would be better suited to your old machine.
Thank you Pierre, I'm checking them out.Andow

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