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Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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I followed the link from this stick thread viewtopic.php?f=90&t=245700 (which is locked) to hear
https://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/welcome

The machine I have in question is a Dell dimension 3000 series and I have looked at the list and can not find it!
Should I be using another tag search or dose mint simply not support this machine?

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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;)

You will take more time trying to find some good quality and accurate and complete compatibility list, they used to be made and kept up 20 years ago but nobody does it any more.

Usually we just check here using this method: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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zcot wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;)
Are you sure about that? because Im not!

Linux Mint comes in 3 different flavours, each featuring a different desktop environment.
Cinnamon The most modern, innovative and full-featured desktop
MATE A more stable, and faster desktop
Xfce The most lightweight and the most stable

From the link you provided, all are for 64 bit machines!
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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zcot wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;)
Only if you refer to 64bit rigs, 32bit "pepsi".
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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Turtletronic wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:57 pm
zcot wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;)
Only if you refer to 64bit rigs, 32bit "pepsi".
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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Well. :lol:

Let me correct my statement.

Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space.
gumsriddleing wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:17 pm
From the link you provided, all are for 64 bit machines!
If you click a further link there that says all version then you can fine a 32 bit version if you like: https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php

You can check the release notes for info:
System requirements:

512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

You would want to be looking at the Xfce version.
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there is so many there to look though its just like going though a needle in a hay stack
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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gumsriddleing wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:15 pm
there is so many there to look though its just like going though a needle in a hay stack
Well, seeing that your rig is a little dated you could try 19.3 XFCE. MATE is medium, but Cinnamon is too heavy.
19.3 is the last Mint that supports 32bit and even that it will fizz out support next year.
You are only stalling the inevitable - 32bit is dead.
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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Turtletronic wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm
gumsriddleing wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:15 pm
there is so many there to look though its just like going though a needle in a hay stack
Well, seeing that your rig is a little dated you could try 19.3 XFCE. MATE is medium, but Cinnamon is too heavy.
19.3 is the last Mint that supports 32bit and even that it will fizz out support next year.
You are only stalling the inevitable - 32bit is dead.
Given the fact that this is a site for computer enthusiasts, I was expecting to see people running 1984 machines and stuff.
What is the differance between cinamon, xfce and mate, I know when I try and install ciremon on the computers in question I get an error message saying cinermon has just crashed. So is xfce the smallest of all three of them?

Why do you suggest using the lastest version of 19. Is that not heaver the the earlyer ones?

No 32 bit manchines are not dead as many laptop/ notepad are still building them, it will be programs like mint that will be dead if they continue with this notion of attitude!
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Ubuntu has had a hardware compatability list for years. Since there's little backward comatability in Linux, and those lists aren't updated properly (I know of no distro that has a regularly update one), they're useless.

Use your search engine, use the Ubuntu base for your release in the search strng. Been doing that for years.
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Turtletronic wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Well, seeing that your rig is a little dated you could try 19.3 XFCE. MATE is medium, but Cinnamon is too heavy.
19.3 is the last Mint that supports 32bit and even that it will fizz out support next year.
You are only stalling the inevitable - 32bit is dead.
I got 19 xfce working on my other machine in the end thanks. looks like its a small version needing less memory and processor
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Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

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Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 am
Ubuntu has had a hardware compatability list for years. Since there's little backward comatability in Linux, and those lists aren't updated properly (I know of no distro that has a regularly update one), they're useless.

Use your search engine, use the Ubuntu base for your release in the search strng. Been doing that for years.
Do you think Ubuntu is easyer to install/ work with then mint?
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