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pirana6
Go Cougs!
+625|3795|Washington St.
Not great, not terrible. Try it, it's free. Give it a few days to a week and see if it's usable for whatever you want. Do you need it to just browse assbook and Amazon? It'll be fine.

Just put the latest Ubuntu on. There's lighter weight versions but you'll end up struggling with those environments rather than using your PC, albeit a hair slower
AussieReaper
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+5,760|3657|what

SuperJail Warden wrote:

So I bought a HP Mini 210-1040NR laptop years ago and never used it. I still have it but am unable to get into windows (7 starter) because I don't remember the password. I remember that the thing was painfully slow even for the time I bought it.

Anyway, can I put Linux on this and how would it run?

This is the laptop
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01968859


CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
1 GB RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 256MB
160 GB HD


It doesn't have a CD drive so I will need to use a USB stick to install the new OS.

Thoughts? Should I do this? Will it run better than it did when it was using Win 7? Which version of Linux should I use?
Why not use an external HDD and load up your OS to recover whatever files you had?
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|3828|Graz, Austria

SuperJail Warden wrote:

So I bought a HP Mini 210-1040NR laptop years ago and never used it. I still have it but am unable to get into windows (7 starter) because I don't remember the password. I remember that the thing was painfully slow even for the time I bought it.

Anyway, can I put Linux on this and how would it run?

This is the laptop
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01968859


CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
1 GB RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 256MB
160 GB HD


It doesn't have a CD drive so I will need to use a USB stick to install the new OS.

Thoughts? Should I do this? Will it run better than it did when it was using Win 7? Which version of Linux should I use?
There are Linux distributions that you can run on a 486 with 50 MHz and 28MB RAM.
So, yes.

The easiest way is this:
https://www.linuxliveusb.com
That is, if you have access to a Windows machine, an internet connection and an (empty) USB drive with a few GB space.
It'll automatically create a bootable Linux live version and has a multitude of the latest distributions for automatic download.

Here are some lightweight distributions:
https://www.linux.com/news/best-lightwe … ux-distros

I used Linux Mint 16 on an old Thinkpad T43 and Puppy Linux on an even older Thinkpad T41.

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