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(Slashdot)   Military drones are migrating to Linux, which is their normal behavior this time of the year   ( linux-beta.slashdot.org) divider line
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1079 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 May 2014 at 4:18 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-05-07 08:21:25 PM  
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Unscratchable_Itch: dentalhilljack: mark12A: I am a complete Linux -n00b-.

Can anybody suggest a website that would lead me through the steps of wiping an old Windows XP machine and loading up Linux, configuring it and loading up a web browser/office software package? I'd really like to play with Linux, get the fark away from all the MSBS...

I'm on an old XP machine, and instead of Ubuntu I went with Xubuntu.  It's a lighter weight interface.

Hey, dentalhilljack:

Do you think Xubuntu would run OK on this old thingy: http://www.amazon.com/900HA-8-9-Inch-Netbook-Processor-Storage/dp/B00 1 GIPSAM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Please don't ask me why I bought it. I'd just hate to throw it away if it's still useable.

I checked out the Xubuntu specs and it looks like it will - I have Ubuntu on it now but if Xubuntu has a lighter interface so much the better, and I'd like the advice of someone who is using it.

Thanks in advance.

It will work just fine. I've had so many Linux distros installed on it that the drive probably looks live the thumb of a worn out glove...or maybe a busted condom with syph and Tobasco.
2014-05-07 04:22:30 PM  
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What were they using before, windows mobile?

//"we see you're about to bomb kazakhstan - would you like to see more airfare options?"
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