[Chugalug] xp replacement

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Mon Nov 18 21:07:42 UTC 2013


http://mintppc.org enjoy.


On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:40:53 -0500, <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read about it only being supported on Ubuntu a while back but had  
> forgot about it. Glad you mentioned it. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff  
> about Mint >as well. I might play around with Ubuntu/Cinnamon on my  
> personal machines to see how that works. I just like the fact that  
> Cinnamon is similar to >Windows, and thought that might be a little more  
> comfortable for them.
>I have Lubuntu on an old P4 machine that I was playing with a while  
> back, but haven’t messed with it in a while. It was very simple and ran  
> very >quick on that machine. I remember having some software issues, but  
> I can’t remember exactly what they were. Outside of that, it was a good  
> >experience.
>Somebody recently offered to trade my PowerMac G5 for a PowerEdge T105.  
> I was running Debian PPC and I was having trouble finding >powermac  
> ports for some software and it was becoming less and less useful to me,  
> so I went ahead and traded.I had the PowerMac dual core 2.0 GHz, 512MB  
> RAM, 160 HDD (which was given to me) and the other guy said he had a  
> dual core Dell with 2 GB >RAM, 250 GB HDD, so it sounded like a good  
> deal to me, since the PC would be more useful to me. Got it home to find  
> out its a dual core 2.4 GHz >Opteron, 8 GB RAM, 2x2TB HDD, SAS RAID card  
> and all sorts of fancy extras... Then my monitor died shortly after, so  
> I have this great (basically >free) machine sitting there waiting to do  
> some cool stuff as soon as I get a monitor.
>From: Alex Smith (K4RNT)
> Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎November‎ ‎18‎, ‎2013 ‎12‎:‎22‎ ‎PM
> To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group
>You should be aware that the Steam client is only officially supported  
> on Ubuntu (I'm not very happy about this choice, but I imagine after the  
> >Steam PC is released that it might be expanded). I don't have any  
> experience with Mint, however I've heard a lot of people like it, and  
> all the power >to them. :)
>
> I have Xubuntu installed at home on a desktop I have set up in the  
> living room for common use, and nobody has had any problems with it.
>
> I'm also working on getting my primary desktop rig expanded to a larger  
> power supply - I have 8x serial attached SCSI disks installed for the  
> >system disks, and I'm trying to get it set up on a dual-boot with  
> Ubuntu Studio.
>
> Feel free to contact me off-list if you have further questions, or would  
> like some assistance. Good luck!
>
>
>
> 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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> censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains  
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> Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead"
> - Alex Smith (K4RNT)
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