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

erle mantos emantos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 07:58:37 UTC 2008

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:
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> 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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