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Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« on: March 02, 2022, 10:46:40 pm »
Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32-bit) - OS alternatives??

My old Netbook I bought years back from Dave is an Acer Aspire ONE D250 1585 (SNID: 92319242316)







Amateur video of my netbook - same colour and everything - but not that great of a video beyond the very basics and him showing off his website with that annoying music he has that is too loud.


Old more detailed video:


Original Specs:

PC: Acer Aspire ONE (AO D250 1585 10.1")
OS: Windows XP Starter Edition (32-bit)
CPU: Intel Atom N270 CPU @ 1.6GHz
VGA BIOS ver.: Intel V1585
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb) integrated
Graphics: Intel Mobile 945SE Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Acer Incorp. ALI
Graphics Driver: i915
Video Memory 384MB
Netbook Monitor: 10.1" screen @ 1024×600 (16:9) resolution ~60Hz (makes it a little odd but I can use the Alt key to scroll for items that are too long for the screen at least in Linux).
OpenGL: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.8
RAM: 1GB of RAM
Audio: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family HD Audio Vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
Network: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x
Storage: 160GB Sata HD (5,400rpm) Hitachi
Ports: Microphone, Kensington Lock, Headphone, Ethernet, VGA & 3 USB ports.
WiFi: 802.11 B/G
Battery: Model Sony UM08A41
Temp Censor: CPU 51 °C
Additional: 4-1 card reader


Upgraded by Dave years ago:

PC: Acer Aspire ONE (D250 10.1")
OS: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit SP1  <= Upgraded
CPU: Intel® Atom CPU N270  @ 1.60GHz
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb) integrated
RAM: 2.0 GB DDR2 <= Upgraded
Storage: 160GB Sata HD (5,400rpm)



My question is:

What OS can I upgrade this poor old PC that is not Windows. Icurrently have Windows 7 Starter on it and it is SLOW as snails stuck in molasses and has been since the upgrade. I should have not gone higher than Windows XP Home...



OS platforms in question:

LXLE: based on Ubuntu/Lubuntu LTS. LXLE is an eclectic respin of Lubuntu with its own user support.
LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Lubuntu and featuring the LXDE desktop environment. Compared to its parent, LXLE has a number of unique characteristics: it is built from Ubuntu's LTS (long-term support) releases, it covers most users' everyday needs by providing a good selection of default applications, and it adds useful modifications and tweaks to improve performance and functions.
https://lxle.net/
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lxle

Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" (Cinnamon Edition):
Component   Minimum Recommended RAM 1 GB,    Disk Space 15 GB
Component   Required RAM 2 GB,     Disk Space 20 GB
Resolution   *on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen   1024 x 768
https://linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=274
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=258660
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint

Linux Lite: Linux Lite was created to make the transition from Windows to a linux based operating system, as smooth as possible.
There will be no 32bit ISO from Series 4.x onwards. If you still need to run a 32bit operating system, our Series 3.x is supported until April, 2021. Download it from here: https://osdn.net/projects/linuxlite/storage/3.8/
https://linuxliteos.com/


Lubuntu: a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface.
It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT, and a selection of light applications.
64-bit version suitable for PCs with Intel or AMD chip: https://lubuntu.net/
32-bit version Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus): https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.04/release/
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lubuntu

Manjaro: an open source operating system that can be installed on Desktops/Laptops/Tablets or Mobile Phones. Different user interfaces are available. Manjaro Linux targets beginners and advanced users at the same time. We provide user interface tools and scripts to make life easier. Manjaro supports NVIDIA's Optimus technology out of the box
https://manjaro.org/ 
https://manjaro.org/features/useful-for-everyone/ 
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Main_Page
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Using_Manjaro_for_Windows_users
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=manjaro

Core / TinyCore / or CorePlus: Linux
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/downloads.html
Req: http://www.tinycorelinux.net/faq.html#req
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=tinycore

Damn Small Linux:
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
Req: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/minimum_hardware_requirements.html






This is just a side low-priority thing that came up after Dave asked about my netbook and what I wanted to do with it. Honestly I hadn't turned it on for years as it is so old and had a faulty battery and I have my main desk computer and don't have a lot of money right now. Dave can probably add more about this.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 12:11:02 pm by KT 💣 KλBoƠM »
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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 10:59:01 pm »
I am thinking Lubuntu. What does anyone here think?

Also Windows Update just told me for Windows 7 starter that they detected updates! I was surprised .. I thought there were no more updates for this old thing! Guess how many updates? 27 important ones and 4 optional ones and The important ones will be 642 Mb
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DESKTOP - Main Rig:  
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 (3DMark Score: 2,909)
GPU is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760  (3DMark Score: 1,729)
RAM: 16Gb DDR3

NETBOOK:
PC: Acer Aspire ONE (D250 10.1")    //   CPU: Intel® Atom CPU N270  @ 1.60GHz   RAM: 2.0 GB DDR2
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb)    OS: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit SP1

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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 01:34:23 am »
I was thinking Lubuntu but after the comparison on here and talking to Dave by phone I think I will go with Linux Mint (Cinnamon).

https://www.educba.com/linux-mint-vs-ubuntu/


Another site was talking about various ones but says things the other sites don't say:

https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html

Mint does not have a policy against including nonfree software, it includes nonfree binary blobs in drivers packaged with the kernel, and it includes nonfree programs in its repositories. It even includes proprietary codecs.

Manjaro includes nonfree software through its normal channels, and ships nonfree blobs with its kernel, Linux. It includes a proprietary office suite and proprietary games with DRM. The distro also recommends the installation of nonfree drivers.

ReactOS is meant as a free binary compatible replacement for Windows. Use with proprietary software and drivers meant for Windows is one of the stated goals of the project.

Ubuntu maintains specific repositories of nonfree software, and Canonical expressly promotes and recommends nonfree software under the Ubuntu name in some of their distribution channels. Ubuntu offers the option to install only free packages, which means it also offers the option to install nonfree packages too. In addition, the version of Linux, the kernel, included in Ubuntu contains firmware blobs.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2022, 03:46:08 am by KT 💣 KλBoƠM »
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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 (3DMark Score: 2,909)
GPU is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760  (3DMark Score: 1,729)
RAM: 16Gb DDR3

NETBOOK:
PC: Acer Aspire ONE (D250 10.1")    //   CPU: Intel® Atom CPU N270  @ 1.60GHz   RAM: 2.0 GB DDR2
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb)    OS: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit SP1

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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2022, 09:18:37 pm »
I've always been partial to Knoppix and Ubuntu because those are known to be Live boot capable.

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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2022, 10:37:44 am »
I've always been partial to Knoppix and Ubuntu because those are known to be Live boot capable.
  Those are the 2 I am most familiar with thanks to you.
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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 (3DMark Score: 2,909)
GPU is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760  (3DMark Score: 1,729)
RAM: 16Gb DDR3

NETBOOK:
PC: Acer Aspire ONE (D250 10.1")    //   CPU: Intel® Atom CPU N270  @ 1.60GHz   RAM: 2.0 GB DDR2
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb)    OS: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit SP1

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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2022, 03:42:43 pm »
The last Ubuntu version I have is 20.04.  It should still work with your older hardware.  I think??  If you want to try it, I can upload it to my server and share it?

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Re: Geek Talk: KT's old Netbook (32bit) - OS alternatives??
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2022, 11:29:19 pm »
The last Ubuntu version I have is 20.04.  It should still work with your older hardware.  I think??  If you want to try it, I can upload it to my server and share it?

Okay ya cool :)
KaTiE 💣 KaBo0M!

DESKTOP - Main Rig:  
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 (3DMark Score: 2,909)
GPU is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760  (3DMark Score: 1,729)
RAM: 16Gb DDR3

NETBOOK:
PC: Acer Aspire ONE (D250 10.1")    //   CPU: Intel® Atom CPU N270  @ 1.60GHz   RAM: 2.0 GB DDR2
Video Card: Intel® GMA 950 (256Mb)    OS: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit SP1

Say HI on KT`s ShoutBox!  / KT KaBo0M Vid

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