Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Good Video On Installing Linux On An Older Computer



  On my previous post I talked about what to do with your older windows xp computer. Since windows xp is coming to a close what are you doing with that old computer. My advice is install linux on it and use it somewhere in your shack. Why give it to some place where they collect old machines for recycling. Then they keep the old machine for parts and make money off you. I have seen this first hand totally disagree with this sort of dishonesty.
  I came across this video clip about installing linux on an older computer. Now just remember that this video was done in 2012, so it is a few years old and linux has made some improvements. So enjoy and watch the video.


        
      Know How... 5: Resurrect an old PC with Linux by twit
    
  I have mentioned in some of my previous posts that I like the Linux Zorin Distribution. Here is a video that is a few years old, but explains about installing Linux Zorin on an older computer. Of course since this video was done they have upgraded Zorin to newer versions. I would definitely advise anyone to go to the Linux Zorin website and download the free version for either 32bit or for 64bit depending on your computer you are going to install it on. I hope the following video gives you some insight into Linux Zorin.

       


Below is a little newer video on installing Linux Zorin 7.1 , so I hope it is a little more helpful. That is what I am running on one of my computers and I am having no trouble with it. I have found quite a few different free open source programs for various subjects involving ham radio.

         
                    Zorin OS 7.1 Quick Demo Install By Scott Westlake

  Here is a link to a good variety of linux software http://radio.linux.org.au/?sectpat=All . Just copy and paste the link in your browsers address bar and press enter.  
  Well Thank You for reading and watching the videos. There are plenty of other videos on the internet about ham radio and linux, especially if you are in the listening of digital signals.
  Have a nice day from Dan KC2YTI 73s.
 

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