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Old 10-12-2012, 16:28   #26
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Windows 7 won't even install with less than 1GB RAM. It should be a crime to sell a Windows PC with less than 4GB RAM.

I consider 4 to be the bare minimum for any Windows 7 machine.

Get as much RAM as you can put into your machine. If your motherboard won't handle more than 2GB RAM, get a new machine or stop complaining.
I just installed Win7 Pro yesterday on an old IBM Thinkpad T42. 512mb of memory, 40Gb hard drive and an Intel Mobile processor.


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Old 10-12-2012, 16:29   #27
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Slackware Linux would run MUCH better on that machine....or any machine...

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Old 10-13-2012, 13:56   #28
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Slackware Linux would run MUCH better on that machine....or any machine...

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I'm a Linux guy myself, but Slackware is not the Distro to really recommend to a windows user.
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Old 10-21-2012, 18:33   #29
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I'm a Linux guy myself, but Slackware is not the Distro to really recommend to a windows user.
For many people Ubuntu is a better place to get into the world of Linux. However I think a lot of people are afraid of a distro like Slackware because of a fear of the command line. That being said I think Slackware is the most simple, clean, and straight forward district there is. You get nothing you don't want and everything you need, and of course you can add to it as you like.

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:10   #30
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For many people Ubuntu is a better place to get into the world of Linux. However I think a lot of people are afraid of a distro like Slackware because of a fear of the command line. That being said I think Slackware is the most simple, clean, and straight forward district there is. You get nothing you don't want and everything you need, and of course you can add to it as you like.

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I'd agree w/ Slackware..

However... You're talking a Windows user. Windows users are pretty much used to "click this, and it works"... That is not Slackware. Unless someone really wants to dive into the guts of Linux (which is pretty unlikely for a new user), Slackware is definitely not the place to start. Frankly, I don't know anyone who "started" with Slackware (recently anyway). For the new Linux user, Ubuntu is really where it's at. I prefer a straight Debian install, but I have Ubuntu on my laptop, mainly because setting up wireless isn't a total PITA.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:25   #31
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Make sure you Aero UI elements turned off. Even on my machine with a quad core processor, dual graphics cards, and 12GB of RAM- I notice a difference.


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Old 10-24-2012, 16:39   #32
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Ordered 8gb of ram from Crucial yesterday. Might be a waste but I am going to see if I get any more performance out of my subnotebook/netbook with it installed.

It was cheap so I won't be out much if going from 4 to 8 is barely noticeable. I'll find out next week.
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Old 10-26-2012, 15:31   #33
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Installed that 8 gig today and can tell quite a bit of improvement in most all aspects of Windows 7 as well as internet surfing/multi-tasking....which this netbook isn't really designed to do.

Well worth the 38 bucks and change. Very simple to install as well.
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