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    Question Linux Help - Please - what version??

    Hi Guys 'n Gals

    Sorry to post this here, but I couldn't see a linux section - so.. PHP being part of LAMP... Well, tort someone might know... Maybe...

    I have an old laptop, it's got a 1000mhz processor and 128mb ram..

    I want to install linux on it, but a) haven't got that much exp with Linux and b) don't know much about the OS in general..

    I just am getting fed up of Windows!!

    My knowledge stretches to using X-Windows about 8 years ago..

    I have looked at Ubuntu, as the desktop looks cool and a friend said it's quite easy to get ya head around, but the site says you need atleast 256mb ram..

    Any ideas / help, would be fantastic

    Take care,

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    secure webapps for all Aleksejs's Avatar
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    Give it a try. Download Live CD and try to boot from it and work. I would suggest Xubuntu - because Xfce is lighter than KDE/Gnome.

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    Smile Aha - I have found my post

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksejs View Post
    Give it a try. Download Live CD and try to boot from it and work. I would suggest Xubuntu - because Xfce is lighter than KDE/Gnome.
    Hi there Aleksejs

    Thank you for replying...

    Err.. I went to the XUbuntu site - it said (and I am totally not being rude here):

    Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 192 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.
    I only have 128Mb Max...

    Is there a version that is suitable or this??

    Pretend I am stupid... then explain... I am a beginner at Linux!!

    Thanks in advance,

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    secure webapps for all Aleksejs's Avatar
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    I know that (sorry, but that's how it's called ) Damn Small Linux has very low requirements:
    # Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
    # Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)

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    Thumbs up Hey!

    Hi again Aleksejs

    Thanks again for the help

    Sorry it's taken a while to get back - have had a busy weekend

    I will defo try that version - I have a laptop that I want to make use of...

    Plus

    If I like linux, then I will bung Ubuntu on my desktop and say goodbye to windows forever!!

    How can I call myself a LAMP techy when I don't use Linux

    See...

    Listen man, have a great, super, smashing and fabulous week!!

    Take care,

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    You are welcome, rainbowgod!
    You could also try some flavour of *BSD.
    They are not resource greedy, as well! And they have excellent on line documentation.

    P.S. Hope to hear about your adventures!

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    Smile Aha

    Hey there Aleksejs

    I will be installing that this weekend coming

    I can even use a USB stick and at only 95Mb - wow that's tiny!!

    Thanks again dude!

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