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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:50 pm

OK, AZorin has explained to me that to install pae distro to non-pae computer the command is 'forcepae -- forcepae'. But the main reason for posting is looking at Voyager 16.04.2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEO4Hul ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby thra » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 am

We created a list of 50+ lightweight Linux distros if anyone is interested. Of course, Zorin OS Lite is included.

What do you use on your old hardware? Would love to get some suggestions/ideas.
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby mdiemer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:57 am

Wow, great list. It's nice to be able to actually get a good view of the GUI. I like Linux Lite, except I think the feather logo is ugly. But it has system restore, something I have not seen on any other Linux. And I love LXLE. Zorin will also be in my top 3 or 4, when it finally goes public. I'm done demoing it. It performed perfectly and I want to demo other things while I wait for it. Your list will provide way too many temptations!
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:51 pm

Well old software is not recommended for security but from recollection of when I was playing with an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CD there was only one for it's exceptional 'drill-down' settings for the graphics on limited memory etc - Wolvix Cub.

https://archiveos.org/wolvix/

http://archive.oreilly.com/pub/post/wol ... e_ani.html

Sadly now a dead project!
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:35 pm

Well, look what OS just got resurrected this year!:

http://www.pc-opensystems.com/

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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:45 pm

OK, here is something for older hardware (32-bit Q4OS):

q40s desktop switcher install.jpg


q40s desktop switcher install2.jpg


q40s desktop switcher install3.jpg


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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:52 pm

Linux Mint 19 (Cinammon 'Tara'). Well, just thought I would share with you my poor install experience of LM19. I decided to let it auto install and on completion it moaned that there was no swap and so would not boot at all. I had to choose the 'something else method'. From an accessibility point of view it is poor compared to Zorin Core. For starters, NO solid backgrounds - had to use GIMP to create one! Wine non-existent then when I installed the 64-bit version 3 of Wine, Winetricks was complaining it could not run its 32-bit libraries for packages! On the plus side it comes with Timeshift and you can rsync a backup of your system to your /home drive should anything go wrong. Ideally an external drive but this was on a works machine that had a borked HDD and the spare one from an old rig was not of the same size and would not have taken the restore image which would have looked for a same capacity drive. Zorin still number one for me in respect of Core and Ultimate - I can't say the same for Lite. ;) :D
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:32 pm

Whilst trying to find out how to get root access in Mint I discovered this interesting site (which could also apply to Zorin!) for the benefit of newbies:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... almistakes
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