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post #21 of 80
I'd say just go with mint. If that doesn't do it for you just do some fun "distro hopping" biggrin.gif
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OP: Considering your hardware anything with XFCE is the cieling of what you should get unless you are ready to dive into Arch and more complicated distros to cut things down. My recommendation is Bodhi and really there is nothing more difficult about it than the mainline buntus. It provides plenty of programs but you don't get stuck with any you didn't want. Just go to their site and grab the .bods from their "program center" and you're good to go. The installer will be a bit buggy but you just have to F1 everytime it crashes(don't worry it's some weird issue that doesn't effect the install) and just keep going. Once you install update and everything will be great. If you need more help I'll see what I can do but my big warning is that you need to know to use (apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade). That's it. That's the hardest part to using Bodhi(at least if you don't have a 4GB of RAM or more system).
     
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post #23 of 80
Third vote for Mint.

Its a good way to get used to Linux, and imo its Ubuntu improved.

It may be a tad sluggish on that hardware, but it will help reduce the learning curve.
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It may be a tad sluggish on that hardware, but it will help reduce the learning curve.

Sluggishness will help with the learning curve?tongue.gif
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Sluggishness will help with the learning curve?tongue.gif

My thoughts exactly, lol.
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Sluggishness will help with the learning curve?tongue.gif

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I vote for Mint too. Been running Mint 12 for the last few days and I think I'm a Linux convert!

For what I do, I love the TeX editor, Gummi. smile.gif
    
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I vote for Mint too. Been running Mint 12 for the last few days and I think I'm a Linux convert!
For what I do, I love the TeX editor, Gummi. smile.gif

Yes, Mint really is a great distro. Only used it once, but loved every second of it. That was back somewhere on version 11, so it can only have improved by then I suppose.
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Mint for being user friendly or Debian if u want to go hardcore thumb.gif
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Just go for mint very light OS should handle that old hardware without any problems.
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