Planet13 - 6:19 am on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the opinions, guys.
So I have been looking at / playing around with a few different distros and it looks like:
1) Wife's Computer: Linux Mint 13 Mate
P4 2.6 GHZ Hyper Threading 1 Gig Ram.
Linux Mint 13 system takes up about 190 megs of ram, and since she uses it exclusively for watching videos or sending email, this she work fine. It is a little slow, but my wife ain't all that quick with technology.
2) Two Office Computers: Linux Bodhi 2.4
P4 2.2 GHZ 1 Gig (or maybe only 512 meg) of RAM
These will be used for running our Point Of Sale system (whichever that turns out to be - still ain't sure).
Bodhi is NOT particularly user friendly, which is fine. I don't want the employees using the machines for anything else than ringing up sales on the POS system.
3) Office Machine for me: Dual Boot Bodhi Linux 2.4 64-bit and ...?
I am treating myself to a "new" machine: Dell Optiplex 780 for $100.
I figure for a hundred even it is worth it for core 2 duo running at 3 GHZ with 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM at 1066 GHZ, and a 160 gig hard drive.
Although I understand that many people HATE it, I kind of like the Bodhi Linux desktop / window manager, and I LOVE the speed. Windows open quickly and menus expand instantaneously. I like the multiple virtual "workspaces" too.
I figure this will be a good combo to have all my stuff running on at one time.
I figure a 160 gig SATA drive should be good for putting a second OS on as well. What that will be, I am just not sure yet. Maybe something more like windows so maybe Mint 13 or Elementary OS or...
Will let you know how it goes.