[nSLUG] Anyone Have An Extra: Monitor (CRT), Keyboard, Mouse?

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 15:29:13 AST 2008

Hi Michael,

I can provide you with a Xubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy") installation CD.

Will you have broadband internet access in the near future?

Then it would make sense to burn a minimal netinstall CD with just the 
installer and the base system that would enable you to continue the 
installation via the network. See here:


Those ISO files (the raw CD image files) are less than 10MB in size and 
fit easily on the smaller size "business card" CDROMS.

How much RAM does the machine have? I find that 256MB is the minimum to 
work with X comfortably, especially if you want to use apps like Firefox 
or even OpenOffice.

You are probably better off with "lean" apps like Opera or Epiphany for 
web browsing, AbiWord for Text processing, AL-pine (text email app with 
good IMAP support) and so on.


Michael Lauzon wrote:
> Well, I know how to use Firefox and install its plugins...that's not a
> problem.  My knowledge of Linux is extremely basic, as I've only used
> it a few times, and that was already setup on a computer and not by
> me.
> On Jan 28, 2008 2:36 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This summer past my nephew, with no knowledge of Linux and mostly
>> just gaming experience with computers, wanted a Linux install
>> to help with what he believed was better performance from
>> bittorrent.  I gave him a CD of Ubuntu.  I expected to be called
>> for help while I visited family there, but next thing I
>> witnessed was him setting up firefox plugins for a movie
>> player - all on his own.
>> I suggest you just dive in and install it.  Perhaps take out a book
>> from the library
>> on Linux, if Internet access isn't available for a side by side
>> resource.  Then if you
>> bump into a problem, come back to the list and ask a question with
>> a specific context of problem and goal.  We are good at helping people
>> with that.
>> On Jan 28, 2008 12:06 PM, Michael Lauzon <mlauzon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ian,
>>> I'd want the new KDE4, and I know the computer I am getting will not run it.
>>> Do you have a copy of Xubuntu, and is there anyone who can help me
>>> install and configure a distro of Linux please & thank you?
>>> Michael
>>> On Jan 28, 2008 11:57 AM, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:54:51AM -0400, Michael Lauzon wrote:
>>>>> William is giving me an old AMD K6-based computer, unfortunately it
>>>>> does not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse...just wondering if anyone
>>>>> has any extra?  Also, since I am not the greatest with Linux I am
>>>>> going to need someone to help me install it, being an older computer I
>>>>> am going to have to forego KDE or GNOME and just use a lightweight
>>>>> Window Manager...does anyone know of any that will fit the bill?
>>>> KDE and Gnome should both run fine on pretty much anything, but you
>>>> can always look at Xubuntu or something (based off XFCE.)
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>>> Sincerely,
>>> Michael Lauzon
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