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What OS do I want on my laptop?

#11gastamanPosted 8/30/2013 10:25:43 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Whoa, no way.
Best you could do is Windows XP.
Even Linux will struggle with that small amount of RAM. Except for a few distros designed to have a small foot print.


I ran Vista 32 bit fine on a laptop with similar specs.
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#12SinisterSlayPosted 8/30/2013 10:36:11 AM
gastaman posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Whoa, no way.
Best you could do is Windows XP.
Even Linux will struggle with that small amount of RAM. Except for a few distros designed to have a small foot print.


I ran Vista 32 bit fine on a laptop with similar specs.


Me too, barely ran at all. Spent 90% of it's time in swapfile.
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#13gastamanPosted 8/30/2013 10:42:45 AM(edited)
SinisterSlay posted...
gastaman posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Whoa, no way.
Best you could do is Windows XP.
Even Linux will struggle with that small amount of RAM. Except for a few distros designed to have a small foot print.


I ran Vista 32 bit fine on a laptop with similar specs.


Me too, barely ran at all. Spent 90% of it's time in swapfile.


*shrug* ran fine for me.

Edit: This is the laptop
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavilion-tx1115nr-12/4505-3121_7-33513282.html

Edit: Also, added another 1GB stick of RAM and ran both Windows 7 and Windows 8 64 bit just fine.
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#14MasterDonGeroPosted 8/30/2013 11:08:10 AM
gastaman posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Whoa, no way.
Best you could do is Windows XP.
Even Linux will struggle with that small amount of RAM. Except for a few distros designed to have a small foot print.


I ran Vista 32 bit fine on a laptop with similar specs.


My grandma's Vista ran terribly with 1 GB. I added another GB and it was muuuuuuch better.

Plus, I'd rather have XP.
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#15gastamanPosted 8/30/2013 12:04:23 PM(edited)
MasterDonGero posted...
gastaman posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Whoa, no way.
Best you could do is Windows XP.
Even Linux will struggle with that small amount of RAM. Except for a few distros designed to have a small foot print.


I ran Vista 32 bit fine on a laptop with similar specs.


My grandma's Vista ran terribly with 1 GB. I added another GB and it was muuuuuuch better.

Plus, I'd rather have XP.


*Shrug* ran fine for me.

Edit: Besides, XP is losing support next April.
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#16darktemplar20Posted 8/30/2013 12:17:52 PM
You might want to give Linux Mint a try. That's got a pretty small footprint and is pretty good for first-time Linux users. You should be able to manage everything you need to do with that.
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#17SinisterSlayPosted 8/30/2013 12:23:51 PM
darktemplar20 posted...
You might want to give Linux Mint a try. That's got a pretty small footprint and is pretty good for first-time Linux users. You should be able to manage everything you need to do with that.


not small enough for 900mb footprint unless you pick one that is based on Gnome 2.

And even then, you will have issues with programs not launching because you don't have enough memory. (Actually because they take too long to launch, the OS closes them)

Probably need Puppy linux or something else small.



As for XP support.
It's worthless, it was, has, and always will be worthless. Don't let the lack of support bother you.
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