Xubuntu ... was (Re: help)

Roy Smith rasmith1959 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 06:10:28 UTC 2009

Evans Jahja wrote:
> Roy Smith wrote:
>> Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu) wrote:
>>> Steve Reilly schreef:
>>>> Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu) wrote:
>>>>> But still I don't know any good reason why someone would install a 4
>>>>> year old version of Ubuntu on a 10 year old desktop pc, if a current
>>>>> version of Ubuntu is just as good.
>>>> agreed, i cant say for 9.04 but 8.04 runs fine on several "ex" win 98
>>>> computers ive given away over the last several months.  had to upgrade
>>>> the ram from 128 to 256, mind you they arent smokin fast, but fine for
>>>> web surfing, open office, etc.  one of them i threw a 128mb nvidia card
>>>> in, and runs any linux 3d game you can throw at it.  havent had 1 call
>>>> from anyone about i cant run this, or i cant open that. in fact theyre
>>>> all pretty impressed that they were immune from the lastest windows
>>>> nonsense viruses and worms about lately.
>>> Agreed, memory is the only issue for 10 year old computers. If a memory
>>> upgrade isn't possible, use Puppy Linux: it is optimized for a small
>>> memory.
>>> Sure it's not Ubuntu, but it's Linux. I bet that given enough time, say
>>> a couple of weeks, I could create an Ubuntu-based Linux that also has an
>>> extremely low memory footprint, if I wanted to. And so could anyone else
>>> who follows this mailing list. I'm sure that the documentation already
>>> exists in the wiki, it's just a simple matter of piecing everything
>>> together.
>> If memory is a problem, wouldn't Xubuntu be a good solution for those
>> instances?  Sure it may not have all the bells and whistles of a Gnome
>> of KDE desktop, but it should be compact enough for a pc with less than
>> 128 MB, right?
> I agree, you should use Xubuntu. By the way, next time, try to use a 
> more descriptive Subject instead of "help" or "urgent".That way we'll 
> able to help you better.

Sorry about not editing the subject line.... you didn't either.  ;-)

Anyways, I wasn't asking for help, just commenting on a existing
thread.  Guess that's what one gets when he tries to drink a few brews
and play on the pc.... 


Roy Smith
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Registered Linux User #488144

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