[Chugalug] xp replacement

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Mon Nov 18 17:03:41 UTC 2013

Are you sure its a driver issue and not flaky hardware? Did a driver get
updated recently around the time this started?
Drivers can have issues, but normally not if they have been working fine
unless there is an underlying hardware issue.
(with no major software changes (IMHO))

Im not advocating not switching them off windows, but it might be as simple
as swapping out a video card or reinstalling a driver (or older/newer
version of a driver)

I couldnt imagine trying to get my parents to use linux. That would be more
headache than its worth (for me, and them)

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM, <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> My parents have a PC that is a few years old. If I remember right, its a
> Sempron @ around 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM. They use for getting online, my mom
> plays PopCap style games, my dad has some games on Steam - Half-Life 2 era
> and older. I’ve left it alone with XP because that's what they prefer, but
> they’ve been having software problems lately, mostly driver issues, and
> just want to be able to turn it on and use it.
> Anyhow.. Steam is looking pretty good on Linux, especially for the games
> my dad likes. There’s obviously plenty of games available that my mom would
> like. I just need to make the transition as easy as possible for them,
> since they don’t take change very well. I’m thinking Linux Mint with
> Cinnamon desktop, since its pretty similar to Windows. Any suggestions?
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Nick Smith
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