August 1, 2013
Bringing the Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop tonight. Matt said he might help get Linux Mint Debian (for Athlon AMD64) running on it. Have a 15 ft Cat5e cable, mouse, and a 256gb Crucial SSD (it currently has an 80gb Hitachi HDD. Last effort was with LMDE[masked], 32 bit. Per Matt's suggestion, found two AMD-focused zip files, but have not yet been able to unpack the ISO files and use Unetbootin to create bootable USB flash drives. The files are: (1) cinnamon_1.8.8+lmde_amd64.deb, and (2) cinnamon_1.8.8+olivia_amd64.deb. I attached the files to emails that we could pull down from the web on someone else's laptop.
Came last week. Science and energy background. Linux enthusiast.