Mark Quote Word of warning though.. This is Linux on steroids LOL. I’ve been using Windows since 3. You can either try some of the ready lightweight distros like slitaz , puppy , macpup , Vector , Antix or preferably give it a shot at installing a minimal version of a flexible distro like Debian and use a lightweight desktop enviroment on top of it such as XFCE. Some distros are not yet ready for UEFI. It works fine when I hardwire. Happy to hear you’re enjoying Mint, and thanks for letting us know how you’re getting on Sometimes it can be difficult to talk at all about computers without using what some would consider “geek jargon”, but talk to a mechanic and he won’t say “replace the rubber loop thingy on the roundish electrical looking thing under the left side of the big lump of metal that may or may not also go round a fan under the hood”, he’ll say “replace the fanbelt” with the assumption that if that’s gibberish to you, and you can’t be bothered to do a little terminology homework you probably shouldn’t be replacing it in the first place.

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Im about to try it with Devian 6.

Wireless Just a small addition I would like to make. Please log in to reply. With 2 or 3 or more to start out, you can boot on each DVD and run that distro in “live mode” so that you get a pretty reasonable test drive of what it will be like, and you can determine if it detects and uses your system hardware like sound and wireless.

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This is helpful too so that you can probably install anything. Email Required, but never shown. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. I have tried it inpsiron our member Adviser Al is using it. If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.


Try as many distros as you can and see what works best with your machine and for you.

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Any advice on a suitable Linux distro to prolong its active life would lihux welcome. Run these inspiroj in terminal: Which GPU does your use? Do you need help with this? Every distro will do, as long as you use a lightweight WM Kind regards.

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Dell Inspiron 1501

Several functions may not work. Looking to install Linux on Dell Inspironwhat version should I get?

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