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#1 SmartDuck

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

My old Dell E4300 is dying. The power supply and battery are shutting down sometimes.

 

So I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 110S-11IBR. You have to adjust the BIOS settings to boot to usb drive and disable some features as secure boot etc. Bodhi runs fine, snappy... typing this item on the Ideapad. For gaming this notebook is a no go and the harddisk is just 32GB something to consider. But for programming, light design work and video editing, browsing, playing minetest or Wesnoth it is fast enough.   

 

 


Running...

Bodhi 4.3.1 64bit on a Lenovo 110s

Bodhi 4.1.0 Legacy on a Dell Latitude D505
Damn Small 4.4.10 on an old Compaq Armada 1590DT (48MB memory and 3GB harddisk and still usable for administration tasks)
A couple of Raspberry Pi 's,

Arduino' s

and MSX 1 and 2 computers




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#2 Mr.J

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:49 PM

The Lenovo 100/110 series is pretty cheap but trustworthy. I have two and both are running well with Bodhi. My office and text work is joyful. What I like is the little button to be pressed to get into the BIOS settings, where the USB drive is already listed if plugged in. Installation of Bodhi is easy then. Did you delete the OS (likely MS) or did you get your Lenovo without one?



#3 SmartDuck

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

Never started the Windows 10 it came with (big privacy and security leak!). Booted straight into the BIOS (FN + F2), changed the settings to boot from USB, disabled all intel settings, rebooted, pressed F12 to boot from USB, repartioned and installed Bodhi. So far everthing works out of the box. I use full hd encryption and firewall.


Running...

Bodhi 4.3.1 64bit on a Lenovo 110s

Bodhi 4.1.0 Legacy on a Dell Latitude D505
Damn Small 4.4.10 on an old Compaq Armada 1590DT (48MB memory and 3GB harddisk and still usable for administration tasks)
A couple of Raspberry Pi 's,

Arduino' s

and MSX 1 and 2 computers


#4 SmartDuck

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:23 PM

$ sudo apt-get install gufw

 

Executed in terminology installs the ubuntu firewall with gui.

 

After installation it is located in menu -> Applications -> Preferences .

Important to setup if you're using public wifi. 


Running...

Bodhi 4.3.1 64bit on a Lenovo 110s

Bodhi 4.1.0 Legacy on a Dell Latitude D505
Damn Small 4.4.10 on an old Compaq Armada 1590DT (48MB memory and 3GB harddisk and still usable for administration tasks)
A couple of Raspberry Pi 's,

Arduino' s

and MSX 1 and 2 computers


#5 Mr.J

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

Good choice in every way! 



#6 RockinBodi

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:16 PM

I have the same computer that I bought for work.  Linux works great on it.  I was running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1 on it without any major issues.  Bit resource hungry though (often had 1.4gb of RAM used with just Audacious and Firefox running along with the desktop environment).

 

I'm probably the only teacher in my entire school running Linux.  Other teachers have heard of it, but our school is a Windows world.  At least we have 10 on the computers.  7 was a bit laggy on the all-in-one Dells we have.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

I'm probably the only teacher in my entire school running Linux.  Other teachers have heard of it, but our school is a Windows world.

 

 

(Sorry to hijack the thread, but thought I could at least pass this along here)

You should check out Escuelas Linux. It is an educational distro originally geared toward the spanish language, but it is also available in english.

Escuelas Linux English


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#8 RockinBodi

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:43 AM

@sef - very interesting distro.  I'll keep it in mind if I convert any more computers.


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