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pirana6
Go Cougs!
+626|4460|Washington St.
Not great, not terrible. Try it, it's free. Give it a few days to a week and see if it's usable for whatever you want. Do you need it to just browse assbook and Amazon? It'll be fine.

Just put the latest Ubuntu on. There's lighter weight versions but you'll end up struggling with those environments rather than using your PC, albeit a hair slower
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,760|4322|what

SuperJail Warden wrote:

So I bought a HP Mini 210-1040NR laptop years ago and never used it. I still have it but am unable to get into windows (7 starter) because I don't remember the password. I remember that the thing was painfully slow even for the time I bought it.

Anyway, can I put Linux on this and how would it run?

This is the laptop
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01968859


CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
1 GB RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 256MB
160 GB HD


It doesn't have a CD drive so I will need to use a USB stick to install the new OS.

Thoughts? Should I do this? Will it run better than it did when it was using Win 7? Which version of Linux should I use?
Why not use an external HDD and load up your OS to recover whatever files you had?
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|4493|Graz, Austria

SuperJail Warden wrote:

So I bought a HP Mini 210-1040NR laptop years ago and never used it. I still have it but am unable to get into windows (7 starter) because I don't remember the password. I remember that the thing was painfully slow even for the time I bought it.

Anyway, can I put Linux on this and how would it run?

This is the laptop
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01968859


CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
1 GB RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 256MB
160 GB HD


It doesn't have a CD drive so I will need to use a USB stick to install the new OS.

Thoughts? Should I do this? Will it run better than it did when it was using Win 7? Which version of Linux should I use?
There are Linux distributions that you can run on a 486 with 50 MHz and 28MB RAM.
So, yes.

The easiest way is this:
https://www.linuxliveusb.com
That is, if you have access to a Windows machine, an internet connection and an (empty) USB drive with a few GB space.
It'll automatically create a bootable Linux live version and has a multitude of the latest distributions for automatic download.

Here are some lightweight distributions:
https://www.linux.com/news/best-lightwe … ux-distros

I used Linux Mint 16 on an old Thinkpad T43 and Puppy Linux on an even older Thinkpad T41.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+188|1889
Running Ubuntu on my system. I am happy that I don't have the constant Win updates and Microsoft tinkering with my settings but I am pretty frustrated by how user unfriendly Linux is. To just change the time format, I have to type in commands into a DOS like terminal. To get drivers for my GPU I needed to run commands in a terminal. I have to run commands to just do a bunch of basic shit.

All I wanted was to just have a computer that I had control over but this is too much. Still not switching back to Windows though.
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4878|England. Stoke
Windows offline account with all the updates turned off...
SuperJail Warden
Member
+188|1889
You cannot disable Windows updates any longer. Windows will reactive the service even if you disable it in the services menu.
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4878|England. Stoke

SuperJail Warden wrote:

You cannot disable Windows updates any longer. Windows will reactive the service even if you disable it in the services menu.
Ah fair enough I was running offline until I "legitimised" my copy, didn't know they had remove the option to stop updates.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+188|1889
It has been about 3 weeks since I complained about Linux being user unfriendly and I think I was being overly dramatic. I learned a lot of how to get updates and Linux software but haven't actually installed or used anything other than Chrome and VLC player. Everything runs smooth, no errors, no hiccups, slowdowns, etc. I am running a CPU from 2012 and I don't even go above 20% usage when running Chrome, VLC, and other stuff at the same time. Altogether, it feel like a great experience compared to the hassles that come from Win 10. I noticed that a lot of things run better or faster on this system than it did on Windows. If all you do is browse the internet and watch Netflix, there is no reason to ever use Windows.
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+282|4944|Moscow, Russia
a lot of people say that^ after living through their first few weeks on linux and getting oriented. for those who tried it for the first time getting linux to run the way they want it often seems like an accomplishment of sorts. just wait till you encounter some real hic-up, like missing/faulty device driver or conflicting software.

p.s. not bashing linux at all, btw. a tool is a tool, in able hands it works just fine.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.

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