Linux Mint 4.0 Beta on a Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop

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| The other day my father dropped off his old Dell Insprion 8100 laptop that I
| think he has had for many years. It had Windows XP on it and well he thought
| my son might like it. Well, the first thing my son said was "Gee is it heavy
| and slow" he was right. Its not the fastest laptop in the world and it is
| build rather solid. My son has a gaming Intel 3g machine and he likes his
| video game so I could see his point.
|
| [...]
|
| Linux Mint 4.0 Beta runs perfectly in all my tests. The boot loader was
| configured fine and I have a dual boot system if I need it. I often read
| about alot of people placing less resourceful Linux Distributions on slower
| laptops ( Xubuntu, DSL, etc ). Well I can say that if you have a similiar
| config for a laptop that you will not be disappointed in Linux Mint 4.0 Beta
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http://www.reviewlinux.com/?m=show&id=8053

So the Windows boy was wrong. It is "heavy and slow"... for Windows.


Related:

Tux Goes to Elementary School

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| Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed
| especially for children aged 5-10. *
|
| [...]
|
| The same kids who were puzzled by Windows XP picked Kiddix up right away.
| Also, it's supposed to be an introduction to computers -- you can always move
| your kids up to Gentoo or Ubuntu after they've gotten the hang of things or
| if they outgrow the simple interface of Kiddix. *
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http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/20...es-to-ele.html


Related:

You silly rabbit Linux is for kids

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| If you own an older computer (Pentium 2 or newer) and have a few
| hours free one weekend you can build your children a great computer
| so that they can play educational games and do their school work.
| Now you can finally have your computer back.
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http://cyberpunkcafe.com/news.php?extend.74


Beryl + AIGLX - 2 Year old using Beryl as proof of how simple it is!

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| Proof Beryl is so simple a 2 year old can use it!
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http://youtubelinux.blogspot.com/200...-beryl-as.html


Ubuntu Sharing on a Saturday Morning!

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| The Beauty of it lies where there are no preconceptions or judgement
| passed on Ubuntu. she just uses it. there is no comparing... or
| complaining about not having support. She is only 5 and she can
| use linux... in fact my wife has failed to find an alternative on
| other operating systems that can attract my daughter.
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http://effiejayx.wordpress.com/2007/...urday-morning/