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    Online MS Courses - Laptop

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    1. One work laptop ( very low spec ) which I have on short term / temp loan to do some studying
    2. It currently has XP SP 3 on it but has so much software etc it is running slowly

    My question is I am trying to do online MS Course(s) / training more to the point but wanted to know if it is possible to do this via linux as think I need flash / silver light / shockwave etc and if this is possible which Distro of linux should I go with.

    I am aware of

    * Ubuntu
    * Mint
    * Suse
    * Knoppix

    Just to name a few but am a total Linux Noob

    Thanks

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    If you need those to work and the alternatives don't work moon whatever it is then you're going to need windows.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    If you need those to work and the alternatives don't work moon whatever it is then you're going to need windows.

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    Moon - whats that ?

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    This must be the most surreal post I've read in a long time. You want to know the best linux distro to use to do a microsoft course.. hmm.
    I don't often say this, but in this case; the tool for the job is to USE WINDOWS!!!


    it's moonlight your thinking of btw.

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    What spec is the laptop?

    Are you allowed to wipe the HDD and install a trial version of Windows 7?

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    Seeing as it is web based training I was hoping to use a more stable OS without all the windows memory leaks / issues etc. Just thought I would ask. Can format it or whatever

    Lenovo T61p with Intel T7700 @ 2.4 Ghz, 2gb ram and 160 gb hdd.

    Just wanted it quick and snappy minus memory leaks, registry etc But if I need windows then I guess I need windows

    Just thought it was worth an ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Seeing as it is web based training I was hoping to use a more stable OS without all the windows memory leaks / issues etc.
    Windows 7 is a lot better than XP in that respect. Just install the software you need and you should be fine. The main cause for memory leaks etc. is poorly coded third-party software.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Lenovo T61p with Intel T7700 @ 2.4 Ghz, 2GB ram and 160GB hdd.
    That's not too bad. At least it wasn't a 1GHz Celeron with 256MB RAM and a 20GB HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Seeing as it is web based training I was hoping to use a more stable OS without all the windows memory leaks / issues etc.
    I'm tempted to ask why you're bothering with the training when you've apparently already made your mind up about Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    I'm tempted to ask why you're bothering with the training when you've apparently already made your mind up about Windows.
    I don't determine what companies or places use, windows is used a lot in organisations. Active Directory, server operating systems and thats without the client OSes

    I came here to ask a question to see if it was possible, not to have an arguement

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    I've only got XP SP 3 myself

    My original thought was I could do the ms course and with linux on it could maybe learn a bit more about linux and it would be stable and a bit faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I've only got XP SP 3 myself
    Scroll down to the section titled "Getting Windows install media" if you want to load Windows 7 on the laptop...

    Blowing away bloatware: a guide to reinstalling Windows on a new PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Scroll down to the section titled "Getting Windows install media" if you want to load Windows 7 on the laptop...

    Blowing away bloatware: a guide to reinstalling Windows on a new PC
    When you say trial , as in 30 days or what exactly ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    30 days or what exactly?
    120 days in total.

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