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Windows 7: Linux Light 2.0

03 Sep 2014   #1
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 
Linux Light 2.0

I was searching the Net for a lightweight version of Linux for my baby computer (given to me) its a Compaq, presario s5200uk, AMD Athlon XP 2.60 GHz, 30GB HDD built in 2003, I was thinking Tiny Linux / Damn Small Linux but I stumbled across Linux Light 2.0, this has a type of start menu and upon loading I found it very customisable and very easy to use. I downloaded the 32bit OS and found I like it so much I have now downloaded the 64bit version for my i5 desktop .. very happy




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03 Sep 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

There are some really nice Linux distro's out there, i have liked Linux Mint a lot but also come across Linux Zorin recently which i think looks really nice, i keep meaning to try it out.

Zorin OS - Home

Here are a couple of screenshots showing a light and dark Windows 7 looking theme:
Linux Light 2.0-7.png
Linux Light 2.0-darktheme.png

Regards,
Jamie


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03 Sep 2014   #3
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Looks nice Jamie
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03 Sep 2014   #4
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Sorry (posting twice ) a question for any Linux users .. is there a alternative to Speedfan for Linux please ?
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03 Sep 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Maybe here: SpeedFan Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net
But there's different types of Linux, for example deb/Debian and rpm, I use Linux Mint and it's based upon Ubuntu deb.

One other thing, I didn't see mentioned on the site [probably just missed it] but the download can create a bootable Live disc for 'try before you buy' which is what I like to do. I did find the mention on http://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html ,about the 3rd page down under"Installing Linux Lite to your computer".
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03 Sep 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have used Zorin for a while. Here is a recording I made. It is OK if you want to do simple things like browsing etc. But for more advanced processing it is pretty useless - and it is very buggy. A lot of functions don't work.

I now go with Mint Mate in virtual and on a stick. That is a full fledged OS which is easy to setup and has all the functions you want - and it works flawlwssly. Have a look.
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03 Sep 2014   #7
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Maybe here: SpeedFan Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net
But there's different types of Linux, for example deb/Debian and rpm, I use Linux Mint and it's based upon Ubuntu deb.
Thank you Berton will read up on this
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05 Sep 2014   #8
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I installed Zorin 64bit on my 2nd in line desktop yesterday (only used for surfing) and Im very pleased with it, very customisable and fast, the firewall is easy to setup and all in all nice one Linux
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05 Sep 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are right, for surfing Zorin is a good option. I liked it too. But if you want to use more advanced functions. you quickly hit Zorin's limits.

If you are interested, here is the Zorin forum. Nice people.

http://www.zoringroup.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
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05 Sep 2014   #10
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Thank you whs
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