[ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Sat May 2 13:01:38 UTC 2015


On 02/05/2015 14:07, Frans de waal wrote:
>
>
> On Saturday, 2 May 2015, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net 
> <mailto: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?

He's a writer inter alia, often does illustrations for his books. Don't 
know what else, can ask him if it's of significance here. Let me copy 
him into the conversation.

>     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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