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    Back in the day, I started to study linux on the Redhat kernal. However, I was to busy to keep up on it and I've not had any real problem with Microsoft....ever.

    But I have an old system that is really more trouble to upgrade the hardware then it would be worth, but I think it would be ideal to learn some linux on it again.

    So, to all the linux guru's here.

    Best flavor to go with?
     
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    MX Best I've run to date.I started running Linux when that Idiot Gates came up with 98SE
     
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    Old machine? Probably Lubuntu.
     
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    Yeah, I'd guess that the machine is approx. 7 or 8 years old. At the time, I pumped it up with max memory 2gb. The video card is OEM and from HP, and its getting tired. I hear the fan on the power supply whining up and down as it draws more juice than it was designed for. Could be the PS is just going bad. I never upgraded it.

    I was thinking of putting unbutu mint on it.
     
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    I've been using Mint alongside Windows for a while now. Mint has a very Windows feel to it. I think the xfce version of Mint is supposed to be best for low resource machines. That's what I'm running on an old laptop I use as a media center for my TV, anyway....the laptop is probably about as old as the machine you are talking about, and it runs Mint 18 xfce well enough. :dunno:
     
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    This looks about right then?

    New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce - Linux Mint
     
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    That could work.

    I was thinking this:

    lubuntu
     
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    Yep, that's the one. It's supposed to be the "lightweight" version of Mint.
     
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    Is the full version of Mint a significant load on a system? I guess I could go get the specs. lol
     
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    Ah..Okay, this is what I found.

    System requirements:

    • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
    • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
    • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

    The resolution is going to be a problem.
     
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