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Phattso
04-28-2014, 05:47 PM
I use an old PC just for news and it has XP OS. I need an OS I can download that does not require a disk in the process. Just straight download. I tried Umbuntu, but it asked for a disk. No have.

Phattso
04-28-2014, 06:01 PM
You can do Ubuntu with a flash drive also.

You can also download Windows for a price.

I will try the flash. I'm awared about Windows for a price. Not worth it for this computer.

Thanks

crupiea
04-28-2014, 08:48 PM
ubuntu is the way to go.

StressMonkey
04-28-2014, 08:57 PM
You can boot from a flash drive and see if it runs on your system and/or you like it before you permanently install it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

drudixon
04-29-2014, 03:08 AM
What's your salary?

What the hell question is that?

moneysmoney
04-29-2014, 04:40 AM
You can do Ubuntu with a flash drive also.

You can also download Windows for a price.

What's your salary?

moneysmoney
04-29-2014, 04:41 AM
What the hell question is that?

What's your salary?

moneysmoney
04-29-2014, 04:41 AM
I use an old PC just for news and it has XP OS. I need an OS I can download that does not require a disk in the process. Just straight download. I tried Umbuntu, but it asked for a disk. No have.

What's your salary?

x-trainer ben
04-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Maybe that translates into ...how much do you want to spend on this old azz machine?

Phattso
04-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Maybe that translates into ...how much do you want to spend on this old azz machine?

True. Like I said above, it is only for news and I don't use it for any computing. So, I will not spend money on a Windows OS that I will never use.

SP1966
04-29-2014, 08:41 AM
I like Ubuntu, and if you're the type who enjoys learning new things tech wise you'll like it too. On the other hand it has become more resource dependent in it's more recent releases. If the Windows system is pretty old and you would prefer a more Windows like experience, usage wise not security hell hole wise, then take a look at LinuxMint!

http://www.zdnet.com/why-linux-mint-is-a-worthwhile-windows-xp-replacement-7000027858/

It's based upon Ubuntu but is a little easier to transition to and less resource intensive.

Phattso
04-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Thanks, SP. Will look at it.

TruKnight
04-29-2014, 12:39 PM
there is always Linux, but its not for the casual user

MarkDL
04-29-2014, 12:45 PM
there is always Linux, but its not for the casual user
That is old-school Linux. Ubuntu, Mint and others are very user friendly now and are very Windows-like.

Phattso
04-30-2014, 06:17 PM
You can boot from a flash drive and see if it runs on your system and/or you like it before you permanently install it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows


That is old-school Linux. Ubuntu, Mint and others are very user friendly now and are very Windows-like.

Thanks, guys.

StressMonkey
04-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Forgot to mention that if you're going to run it on a real clunker you might want to try Xubuntu. It's a derivative of Ubuntu designed to run with less resources needed.

http://xubuntu.org/

Phattso
05-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Forgot to mention that if you're going to run it on a real clunker you might want to try Xubuntu. It's a derivative of Ubuntu designed to run with less resources needed.

http://xubuntu.org/

'Preciate it.

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