I want to try OS other than windows xp....please suggest me some?

India
August 4, 2009 11:00am CST
my RAM 256mb hard disk 80 gb plz suggest me some other OS compatible with my pc
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@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
why not try linux, apple or machintosh. they work great. Happy searching!
@lovedude (4453)
• India
6 Aug 09
None better than XP in 256 MB of RAM and 80 GB of hard disk.. if you want to try.. you can install linux but you won't enjoy linux as much with this configuration.
• Japan
5 Aug 09
hi, your pc is a little old, you can work well in windows 2000, 2000 is not worse than XP in enterment. (laugh)
@khaya87 (18)
• Singapore
5 Aug 09
Linux is a good one to try out. But nothing can compare to Window OS in terms of user-friendly and convenient, except MAC OS. You may try other versions of Win OS like Vista or 7. Linux is the best for you if you want to touch on some programming.
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I have heard that Linux is good, but I don't know...I have never used Linux. I like XP, and I will not think of getting rid of it until I absolutely have to do so...XP is easier that most others I have used.
• United States
4 Aug 09
I can suggest a newer version of Windows operating system, but like what some may have commented on, in order for you to have a newer version OS like Vista, or Windows 7, you'll have to meet the requirements for them. For example, if you wanted to upgrade from XP to Vista, the minimum system requirements are: Processor speed of 800MHz 512MB RAM Graphics system that supports DirectX 9.0 DVD-ROM Drive Now it may seem that your system may be able to run Vista, but just keep in mind that it's the minimum requirement just capable enough to operate. Suprisingly, the current OS is operating with barely 256MB of system memory, and considering the fact that there's probably quite a bit of software installed, i'm sure it isn't optimal. the reason why i mentioned it is because i've had quite some experience with XP and believe me the operating system starts getting a little slugish once the neccessary software is installed. If you're looking for advice, i suggest maybe getting a motherboard/cpu combination, 2GB RAM, a 512MB video card, and a 500W Power supply. You can upgrade those for maybe as cheap as $400. Or, you can try to see what you can do with what you have now, but you wouldn't be satisfied. I don't know the current system you have because it wasn't specified on your post, but it sounds like a pc with pentium 4 and if so, there may be a possibility that you can upgrade to a newer OS because it's more likely to have a graphics port, and support a maximum of 2GB of system memory. Now if the pc is from the generation of Pentium 3, the maximum ram the system will support would only be 512MB, and believe me you'll most likely run into problems with compatability, etc.... Well that's the most blab as far as Windows is concerned. And if you're interested download this guide to optimize XP since you only have 256MB. No catch, if you know how to read and follow directions, it can speed it up. It's the one on the right that says XP, download the guide and check it out. Merry x-mas. HTTP://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html
• Estonia
4 Aug 09
with those stats - stick to XP, or you could try out Linux - but it will take you a long time to actually figure out what goes on on your screen. Still - OS aint something you want to be switching every now and then - and with your current computer - there is no way it would survive Win 7, which would be the only logical step to move forwards to.
@ryouga (63)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Linux is going to really be the only option. Ubuntu and Fedora are pretty new-user friendly. If you browse around, you can pretty much find a version of linux to fit your needs. If your new to the world, stick with the Graphical Interface.
• United States
4 Aug 09
yeah that little RAM won't work well with much else. Upgrade it
@tdemex (3545)
• United States
4 Aug 09
There is nothing better than XP you'd be nuts to get rid of it!! I just got a new laptop and had to get vista, I tried to get XP and you just can't get it unless you pay a lot for it! I would trade you in a heart beat for XP!!!! tdemex