Kenneth Hawkins kjurkic at yahoo.ca
Thu Aug 6 16:03:47 UTC 2009

The watt distro (i used the microwatt version)ubuntu based is very good ubuntu remix for old hardware, with the caveat that (for me) it was fussy on a couple of machines. On the 2 I successfully installed upon, it has been very snappy where the standard ubuntu's were way too heavy for the hardware.

I know this is an ubuntu list but for PII, PIII gen hardware, Puppy is the gold standard for speed (but not security)


From: Kirk Bridger <kbridger at shaw.ca>
To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:48:42 AM
Subject: Re: Xbuntu..

Installing the meta-package "xubuntu-desktop" will install the whole
she-bang. You can also then uninstall the "ubuntu-desktop" meta-package to
remove any leftover and unused Gnome stuff.  I'd install the xubuntu
desktop first, reboot, then uninstall the ubuntu desktop to ensure you ahve
a functional xubuntu install before nuking the gnome stuff.  Xubuntu does
re-use some of the Gnome stuff, but not all of it.


On Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:51:58 -0400, Brett Alton <brett.jr.alton at gmail.com>
> If you can download Xubuntu by itself, then I'd suggest doing it. It's
> then as easy as hitting "Install Xubuntu" using either the Desktop or
> Alternative CD.
> As for the DVD, did you download it from
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/jaunty/release/ ??
> I have no experience running the DVD, but I'm sure it's as easy as
> putting the DVD in and selecting you want to install Xubuntu.
> Then again, you said this is a REALLY old desktop correct? Does it
> even have a DVD-ROM in it?
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:29 AM, alfred<alfred.s at nexicom.net> wrote:
>> Hi:
>> A neighbour of mine wanted Linux on his Older Computer, Ubuntu was not
>> going to go on it, too well. I have the Ubuntu DVD, that has on it
>> Edbuntu, Kbuntu and Xbuntu, but I'm not sure how to install Xbuntu, from
>> that DVD.
>> I had a look at Edbuntu, by doing the Standard Ubuntu Install, and then
>> loading the Edbuntu programs. Just was not sure if I did this the right
>> way.
>> Anyone know how to do this?
>> Alfred!
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