Lunix on old PC ....yes?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tMac85, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. tMac85 macrumors 65816

    tMac85

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    #1
    I have a 3 year old PC laptop with nice specs.
    i just restored it because of my new mac purchase.
    some one said to run LUNIX on it.

    What are the benefits to that VS windows.
    I know we all hate windows around here but is that the only reason.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    No virus problems, increased speed, nicer UI IMO, fun to mess around :)

    I definitely recommend Ubuntu btw...
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It depends on what you want to accomplish with it?
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Given that LUnix is actually an OS for the old Commodore 64, I assume you mean either Linux or Unix. Ultimately it depends on the distro you choose - but it's worth making sure that your make/model of laptop is supported on whichever version you go for - you could wind up with a very steep learning curve otherwise
     
  5. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Assuming that you mean Linux, the benefits are very simple. The OS isn't as bulky as Windows and is virtually virus fee there is no need to fear spyware and you get the chance to run free and open source software without giving Microsoft money or breaking the law by running a pirate version of Windows.

    Check out gOS it looks pretty good or run Ubuntu. If you are wanting something really slim though try Slackware. There are tons of distros to choose from, just go online and find what suits your needs, if this isn't a production machine use it to learn Linux and soon you will find yourself opening up the terminal window more on your Mac.
     

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