[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Sat May 2 09:33:15 UTC 2015


Many thanks Jaco, that helps a lot.

Is there a specific Linux OS that you can recommend which will run on 
that old ACER Travelmate?

Best wishes,

Jan

On 01/05/2015 18:20, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
>
> Hey Jan,
>
> Yes to all of those. Mint does run some of their own repositories, but 
> mostly piggyback on Ubuntu.
>
> In terms of software compatibility, if you use the packages that you 
> are familiar with, i.e. Thunderbird, banshee or whichever, the usage 
> is distro independent. So you should be fully equipped to handle a 
> mint based problem using your skills refined in Ubuntu. In fact, 
> you'll probably not be completely lost on any Debian based machine.
>
> On 1 May 2015 18:05, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net 
> <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
>
>     Hi there all, I think that it's my own fault I did not get any
>     replies to the question in the mail below, I was not very specific
>     about what I need.
>
>     The questions that I have are:
>
>     1. How different is Mint from Ubuntu? I will have to help him, so
>     will the fact that I am reasonably au-fait with Ubuntu enable me
>     to help him, for example, to migrate his e-mails and address list
>     fromWin to Mint?
>
>     2. Does Mint store directory files in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>
>     3. Does Ubuntu and Mint share the same software repositories?
>
>     4. What version of Linux will run on the ACER Travelmate computer?
>
>     5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>
>     Best wishes,
>
>     Jan
>
>
>     Good day all,
>
>     I would like some advice, please, for a friend who is looking to
>     migrate to a Linux system.
>
>     He is currently operating an ACER Travelmate 4150 on Windows XP,
>     using an Intel Pentium M760 processor (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz,
>     533MHz F58) and using 48GB of the 60GB hard drive.
>
>     He also has an ACER Aspire One D257 Netbook running on Windows 7
>     Starter with an Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz, 512KB cache)
>     and 2 GB DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive (using 85.2GB)
>
>     In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for backups
>     and one for transferring data from one machine to the other.
>
>     He uses CorelDraw X3 a lot and this is essential. He admits to
>     being loathe to adapt to a different graphics program.
>
>     Inputs will be appreciated very much.
>
>     Jan
>
>
>
>
>
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