How current is my version of Linux

September 18, 2017 at 15:42:47
Specs: Windows 6, P4 2.6GHZ/PC3200 1.5gig
Hi,
I have Linux Mint 16 cinnamon, and am considering installing it.
Is this still a working version of Linux, or is it too old?
Thanks,
....... john

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#1
September 18, 2017 at 17:55:52
Support ended for Mint 16 in 2014. The current version is Mint 18.2 Sonya & it's supported until 2021.

https://www.linuxmint.com/


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September 18, 2017 at 17:56:55
Any version of Linux would be "working", as long as it supports your hardware. But if you want the newest version, that'd be 18.2 (Sonya) which has LTS until 2021.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
September 18, 2017 at 18:39:44
Hi,
I don't know much about Linux. (I've been using Windows 7 until now.) So, I'm a little in the dark as to weather it will work on my system. Other than trying it, is there any way of knowing?
..... john

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#4
September 18, 2017 at 18:59:19
Are these your system specs - P4 2.6GHZ/PC3200 1.5gig? If yes, then I recommend the Xfce edition. And if you're not going to add more RAM, go with the 32-bit version. Download the ISO file & then either burn it to a DVD or a USB jump drive. After doing that, you can boot off it & take Mint for a test drive without installing it. It won't run as well as being installed to the hard drive, but you'll be able to get an idea of what it's like.

https://linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_xfc...

Another you might want to look at is Zorin OS Lite. Both Mint & Zorin are modified versions of Ubuntu. If you want to try Zorin, just enter 0 into the "Pay what you want" area & you'll be able to download it for free.

https://zorinos.com/download/lite/


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#5
September 19, 2017 at 16:07:42
Hi riider,
I have another system now, an Intel core i7, 3.4 gigahertz and 8 gigs of ram. I'm mostly concerned with two things.
1. I would like the transition from Windows 7 to be as painless as possible.
2. I would like to use as much as possible of the software I now use, i.e. browsers (FireFox, SeaMonkey), image editors (Faststone, Irfanview, Gimp, Helicon Filter, Photofiltre, PIE), mp3 player (foobar), that sort of thing.
Is there a site that will tell what softwares these OSs support?
.... john

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