[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux
jan at verslank.net
Sat May 2 10:54:12 UTC 2015
The options that I see for CorelDraw are:
1. Wine (I don't have happy memories of the times that I tried to dabble
2. Virtualbox (Mine is running quite well)
3. Dual boot, retaining Win 7 for Corel Draw
4. He must learn Inkscape
My current thoughts are that he should begin with a dual boot, so he can
get accustomed to Ubuntu or Mint with other apps and then boot on Win 7
when he wants to use CorelDraw. Then he can install Inkscape on his
Linux OS and see if he becomes comfy with it. That will enable him to
decide which way to go in the long run without any unnecesary pressure.
Does that make sense?
On 02/05/2015 11:47, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
> On the travelmate you could probably look at either Lubuntu or
> Xubunutu, the two Ubuntu flavours that use lxde and xfce,
> respectively. If the atom is capable of running Windows 7, it would
> probably also run either of those comfortably with some memory to spare.
> The main issue that I have with low memory machines is browsing. Both
> chrome and Firefox have a nasty tendency to gobble RAM.
> Running wine and in illustration program like CorelDraw may also lead
> to memory hiccups from time to time. Or, at least, that is what I
> would expect. See what happens and report back.
> P.S. I accidentally responded directly instead of to the list. So this
> is a repost. My apologies.
> On 2 May 2015 11:33, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net
> <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
> 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,
> 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
>> 5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> Best wishes,
>> 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
>> In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for
>> backups and one for transferring data from one machine to the
>> 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.
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