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

Allan E. Registos allan.registos at smpc.steniel.com.ph
Sat Jul 26 00:11:17 UTC 2008


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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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