[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux

Frans de waal meesterarend at gmail.com
Sat May 2 12:07:27 UTC 2015


On Saturday, 2 May 2015, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

>  Thanks Jaco.
>
> The options that I see for CorelDraw are:
>
> 1. Wine (I don't have happy memories of the times that I tried to dabble
> with Wine)
> 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?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jan
>
Yep makes sense. :)

As a side question what does he use Corel draw for?

>  On 02/05/2015 11:47, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
>
> Jan,
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Jaco
>
> 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
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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,
>>
>> 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
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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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