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post Apr 23 2014, 09:34 PM
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I'm hoping that someone here is able to help.

I'm a returning college student (local community college) and I'm a member in the colleges computer club. Our club has been given the opportunity to either recycle (sell for scrap) or rebuild & donate a room full of old computers and assorted computer parts.

Unfortunately I personally have almost no experience with using any Linux Distro (been Microsoft user from day one, for over 20 years).

So I'm wondering which (free) Linux Distro you would recommend for users with either no computer experience at all OR users with only Windows experience?

Next with this room full of old and various computer parts; which (free) Linux Distro would be able to provide a Windows "like" experience with the least amount of hardware requirements?

Ultimately these computers would be given to low income families or the low income elderly in our community, who require a computer to do the typical online activities.

If you need any further info, just let me know.

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post Apr 25 2014, 06:53 AM
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Its GNU/

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Finding minimum requirements can be difficult for some distributions. In most cases you have to go to their website.
Really old computers with not a lot of RAM take a look at:
Antix, Salix or SliTaz.

You can also try Debian with xfce
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