[Ubuntu-PH] Is Xubuntu capable of running for 128MB Pentium 3 600MHz PC?

Allan E. Registos allan.registos at smpc.steniel.com.ph
Mon Aug 11 05:12:09 UTC 2008


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There's an Ubuntu derative called Ubuntulite:

http://ubuntulite.tuxfamily.org/?q=node/2


erle mantos wrote:
> Btw bro, kindly share your findings na rin. I have an AMD K6-2 500
> Mhz with 128 MB sa bahay just rotting. I'm also experimenting with
> looking for a suitable distribution so it can be used.
>
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Allan E. Registos
> <allan.registos at smpc.steniel.com.ph> wrote: Great choices,
> VectorLinux with KDE customization looks very promising.. Added to
> the list...
>
>
> erle mantos wrote:
>>>> Don't forget VectorLinux 5.9 Standard Edition. According to
>>>> their website, it only requires 128 MB of memory.
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Allan E. Registos
>>>> <allan.registos at smpc.steniel.com.ph> wrote: Fluxbuntu comes
>>>> with Fluxbox environment. Windows users will get upset of
>>>> that new environment. If possible, I will use XFCE. The list
>>>> for my distro hunt will be:
>>>>
>>>> xfld (Ubuntu based) Xubuntu Luit Linux KateOS Zenwalk
>>>>
>>>> (Anyone can add to the list :) )
>>>>
>>>> Cheers and thanks to all... Allan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> GOvvin wrote:
>>>>>>> Prior to retiring my P3-650 laptop (192mb ram) I
>>>>>>> dual-booted with Win2k and XFCE/Ubuntu 5.04 in it
>>>>>>> (there was no Xubuntu then). Performance was way better
>>>>>>> compared to standard Gnome Ubuntu.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If I have to make Linux run on a similar machine today,
>>>>>>> I'd try really hard to add more memory before
>>>>>>> installing Xubuntu it it, or choose another distro
>>>>>>> altogether. (Vector, Feather or Puppy).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Caveat: After convincing users to switch platforms,
>>>>>>> don't forget to teach them about file portability.
>>>>>>> There are some users who think that once they use their
>>>>>>> word processor file from one PC, it is auto-magically
>>>>>>> usable in another computer. You'd be quite luck if
>>>>>>> another PC has OOo installed (more so with Abiword) it
>>>>>>> it but that's not very likely to be the case.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I recently installed Abiword and Xubuntu on an aging
>>>>>>> computer. Though OOo is installed, the user prefers
>>>>>>> Abiword because it's faster and more responsive. One
>>>>>>> day, he ran out of ink and had to to use his neighbor's
>>>>>>> Windows computer but he can't open the file because
>>>>>>> Abiword is not available.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Of course, I got the blame. I had to convince him that
>>>>>>> his computer is actually better, not only because it is
>>>>>>> no longer a virtual virus Petri dish, but its software
>>>>>>> is newer and can handle more formats than his
>>>>>>> neighbor's. He's still trying to get used to the
>>>>>>> radically different interface but not much complaints
>>>>>>> now.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Jerome Gotangco
>>>>>>> <jgotangco at ubuntu.com <mailto:jgotangco at ubuntu.com>>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:36 PM, erle mantos
>>>>>>> <emantos at gmail.com <mailto:emantos at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> why not install fluxbuntu directly ?
>>>>>>> Ahh I didn't know a community derivative existed. I
>>>>>>> just focused on what is available upstream and do the
>>>>>>> workaround. You can check Fluxbuntu in your setup but
>>>>>>> also check if it uses packages outside the Ubuntu
>>>>>>> repositories that might affect in your future setups.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -- Jerome
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
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