is there any rom less than 400mb to install on my pc?

September 25, 2015 at 19:13:00
Specs: Slax 7.0.8, 2ghz 3gb ram
I have two pcs. one has 512mb ram and runs winxp perfectly. another one coudn't install winxp on it, it shows an error. probably because its 32 bit os and my new pc needs something 64bit stuff. I am currently running Slax 7.0.8 and peppermint 5 on the new pc (both using grub bootloader) and i wanna swap to something that runs all windows stuff well. I have wine on my Slax, but it doesn't run all the windows apps. AND i m not into piracy to download a torrent of vista/7/8 and use it. i want a genuine os (even if its linux) to run on my pc, whose ROM is less than 400 mb, with the ability to run all the .exe files nicely. I too tried React OS but it doesn't work. any other guesses? any free os for me on the internet? less than 400 mb, 64 bit, runs all my windows apps??
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any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
September 26, 2015 at 01:12:34
Nothing but genuine Windows will run all Windows apps.

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#2
September 26, 2015 at 06:02:32
I don't understand this ROM requirement, what exactly are you using? The 400MB requirement is going to extremely limit your Linux choices. Many 32-bit versions are kept just under 700MB to fit on a CD, then additional updates are installed immediately after connecting to the internet. But 64-bit versions are generally well over 1GB.

As ijack said, only Windows will run ALL Windows apps. Wine is hit or miss. And if you want to run Linux, Wine is what you'll have to use. Either than or you'll have to find Linux compatible alternatives, if they exist.

Try DistroWatch to find info about different Linux versions. Mint & Zorin OS are my current favorites, both based on Ubuntu. Zorin has an interface very similar to Win7. It also includes Wine for running Windows apps.

http://distrowatch.com/

http://zorinos.com/tour.html


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#3
September 26, 2015 at 08:27:12
zorin is over 1gb, I know about it. OK u r right to judge my requirement, but only because internet packs are very costly here, so I limited my requirement to 400mb.. well max I can go to is 650-660mb. and BTW, never heard bout mint. does it has wine preinstalled? and BTW, any more Linux distros now that I should know about? not just linux other variants too are welcome.. considering its free

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#4
September 26, 2015 at 10:39:04
The vast majority of Linux versions are free to download. Mint is currently #1, topping Ubuntu which it is based on. They base all their versions on the latest Ubuntu LTS (long term support) which will be good until April 2019. Unfortunately, even their lightweight 32-bit version weighs in at 1.4GB. You can purchase the DVDs very cheap though, usually about $5-10 compared to Windows at $100+.

http://linuxmint.com/

https://www.osdisc.com/products/lin...


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#5
September 26, 2015 at 15:58:40
not cheap... 2 dollars means Rs130 (approx) in indian currency, which is NOT cheap for us... we need to fulfil our requirement with the little money I have.. just for the case now let's discard mint and zorin. anything else there?

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#6
September 26, 2015 at 17:30:08
Well, there's always Puppy. It weighs in at about 200MB. I have no idea how well it works with Wine.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinu...


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#7
September 26, 2015 at 17:49:00
i have puppy.. but it does not save the modifications did in it and turns back to the default state after i turn it back on... there must have been some error in my manual install i guess, but am posting a different question for this. the list of OS that i use is-
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Peppermint 5
Slax 7.0.8 (no persistent changes)
Puppy (Lucid) (no persistent changes)
Slitaz v4.something (doesnt work on 64 bit)
TinyCoreLinux (doesnt work on 64 bit)
Kolibri (boring)
ReactOS (doesnt work on 64 bit)
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All these are 32 bit versions tried to run on 64 bit version, except Peppermint which runs well on my PC. My favourite. Bot NOT with the ability of running windows apps.

Any other alternatives that i most probably never heard of?


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#8
September 29, 2015 at 10:48:49
For Puppy, see my #1 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/li...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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