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

GOvvin govvin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 06:46:42 UTC 2008

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

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.


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Jerome Gotangco <jgotangco at ubuntu.com>

> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:36 PM, erle mantos <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.
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