help with version of lubuntu

Israel israeldahl at
Tue Dec 3 01:32:23 UTC 2013

I have an AMD Athalon with a Mobility Radeon Xpress 200 graphics card
that works quite well.  It has been running various Ubuntu installs
since 2008 (or so).  The only 'hard' part for me was the wireless.  But
of course this is a laptop, not a desktop.  Lubuntu is a great
alternative.  Ali has some really great resources on
for setting up and tweaking Lubuntu.

Try the live CD
Usually, if it works with the LiveCD you will have a working install. 
Of course if you want, you can simply install Lubuntu in a partition,
and dual boot Windows, in case you come up with some huge problem.  My
full installs require between 15 and 20 Gig (this includes a LOT of
programs).  This doesn't include my /home directory with all my
documents,music,photos,videos,programming stuff, VMs, etc..... 
So to test it out you will probably want 40 or so Gigs, so you can have
room to install all the programs that look interesting to you, and keep
some music, etc... in your /home directory.

If you have any questions, or need help fixing anything, feel free to
ask us here (we have a lot of experience between all of us), and you can
also search and or simply search the
internet with or or that other one that
people like so much :)

On 11/30/2013 08:29 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> 2013-11-30 13:56, Maurice Strik skrev:
>> Hi,
>> I have a AMD Athlon 64 3200+  2 GHz from the year 2006. This was delivered with windows xp but because xp support will stop next year i'm looking for an alternative because the desktop is still very good and i don't want to buy a new one. I think ubuntu (lubuntu) is a good alternative for me, but i'm not familiar with ubuntu so i don't know which version i should take (lubuntu)
>> Can someone help me?
>> Kind regards,
>> Maurice
> Hi,
> I think you can start trying Lubuntu 13.10. I have two computers with
> Athlon, the Athlon XP is slower, and the Athlon 64 4400+ is faster. Both
> run with Lubuntu 13.10.
> I think it might be more complicated if you have bad luck with the
> graphics card (some work well, some not so well with linux). Some old
> graphics cards work better with Xubuntu 12.04 LTS than with the current
> 13.10.
> So come back and specify your graphics chip/card :-)
> Best regards
> Nio


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