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#21 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

Do eet!
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

But I'm lazy

and I like Win7, it never gives me any trouble

plus the tile thing on win8 is fugly, IMO

#23 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

Yeah, the interface is pretty bad. There's some people that make replacements for it though.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

Yeah, the interface is pretty bad. There's some people that make replacements for it though.


:lol: yea, thanks for convincing me to stay away from win8

#25 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

You're welcome :P
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#26 K_N

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Install a base distro like Arch Linux. It's very light because you only install what you need, there are no default packages besides the kernel.

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#27 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

Got Lubuntu running, there is so little RAM that Chromium keeps crashing. >.>
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#28 K_N

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, Chromium needs like 600MB at min.

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#29 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

Which is balls, because I wanted to use it for the built in flash and such. >.>

What's a good alternative?
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#30 K_N

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

Not really sure what to use. All I can think is to download ancient versions of everything. You're not really gonna get much out of flash at that level anyways.

Maybe install Android 2.2 on it?

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#31 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

Can you install android on x86? >.>
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Mhm. http://www.android-x86.org/

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#33 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

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#34 Champion of Cyrodiil

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

CentOS 6.2, minimal install is a great way to start...yum is a great package manager and you can completely customize your system.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

+1 for CentOS. I like it on my virtual servers.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

susestudio is pretty neat

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#37 ITblasters

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:30 AM

In my opinion window xp Sp2 is better for old laptop...

#38 MrSandman

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

Does anything work with celeron? (celeron still brings shivers down my spine)

 

Windows 98 maybe? Or Windows XP. Windows 2000 sucks.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Don't laugh at me for suggesting this, but what about Lubuntu? It's pretty small and should run alright on those specs.

Well, it should run GREAT, actually, since I got it to work on a computer that's older than I am. Not sure, but I think the RAM is somewhere around 384KB.
It comes with Chromium as a browser. So there's that.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:26 AM

Windows 7 is enough.