[ubuntu-za] What to install on an oldish HP Pavillion dv6500 Notebook

Karl Fischer kmf at fischer.org.za
Tue Mar 8 09:12:59 UTC 2016


Hi Shawn

LibreOffice should handle all the documents, just remember to change the
default save option to Microsoft compatible

Shotwell is the Photo management application and Thunderbird the email
application

Karl

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Karl Fischer
twitter @kmf

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:05 AM, SHAWN REITSTEIN <shawnreit at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks - I do a lot of admin for my mother. She receives things and sends
> - statements and photos and emails and everyone she deals with is on
> Microsoft-Windows.
>
> When I first used Ubuntu (Jaunty) it wasn't all easy. So when I replace
> this Vista with something - I'm hoping for easier general use without
> having to constantly try to convert documents to compatibilize?
>
> Shawn
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Karl Fischer <kmf at fischer.org.za> wrote:
>
>> Hello!
>>
>> I think you should consider Ubuntu-Mate,
>> You'll have to however expand a little on the "Windows" formats statement.
>> what do you use the computer for?
>>
>> Karl
>>
>> -------------------
>> Karl Fischer
>> twitter @kmf
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:48 AM, SHAWN REITSTEIN <shawnreit at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi - I'm considering installing Ubuntu on this HP Pavillion - rather
>>> than the Vista which is on it now.
>>> Can someone please advise me which Ubuntu version might be best suited -
>>> Ideally one that is 100% compatible with handling input and output to
>>> Windows formats.
>>>
>>> Thanks Shawn - the notebooks specs follow:
>>>
>>> OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
>>> Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
>>> Other OS Description Not Available
>>> OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
>>> System Name REITSTEIN-PC
>>> System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
>>> System Model HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
>>> System Type x64-based PC
>>> Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7100  @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2
>>> Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
>>> BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.57, 2008/05/21
>>> SMBIOS Version 2.4
>>> Windows Directory C:\Windows
>>> System Directory C:\Windows\system32
>>> Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
>>> Locale South Africa
>>> Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
>>> User Name Reitstein-PC\Reitstein Pc
>>> Time Zone South Africa Standard Time
>>> Total Physical Memory 2 037.81 MB
>>> Available Physical Memory 420.27 MB
>>> Total Virtual Memory 4.21 GB
>>> Available Virtual Memory 2.30 GB
>>> Page File Space 2.28 GB
>>> Page File C:\pagefile.sys
>>>
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