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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:34 PM

I am considering converting an old Win 10 HP laptop to Linux. Opinions?

It says G60 on it. It's around 10 years old. It was a Win 7 but converted to Win 10 just fine.

From what I read, it seems Zorin might be the best bet? Any other ideas? I am thinking the conversion would also wipe a lot of old data that is safe on another computer and detachable hard drive.

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Reply I am considering converting an old Win 10 HP laptop to Linux. Opinions? (Original post)
Captain Zero Jul 2019 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #1
Thunderbeast Jul 2019 #2
TheBlackAdder Jul 2019 #3
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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:40 PM

1. maybe this will help...

https://www.linux-on-laptops.com/hp.html

Or, just get the latest version of Knoppix and see how it does.

https://knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix850-en.html

Shouldn't run into any real problems.

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:49 PM

2. I tried loading Linux Mint and Ubuntu on a 13 yr old desktop.

I had no success, as the bios would not load.

When I found Linux Lite, it booted up. This distro also easily found and configured my printer driver. Give it a try if other distros fail.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:56 PM

3. Go for it. I did it with an old Dell with Linux Mint. It was a Dell Dimension 8100 from 2001.

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Partition it for dual-boot. This way, you can keep yor WIN 10 system and switch back and forth until you are comfortable.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:25 PM

4. I have an ancient Win7 laptop that I turned into dual boot with Ubuntu and it works just fine...

When I get around to it, I'll save any data Win data I need and turn it into just Ubuntu.



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