Installing Ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Apr 27 16:01:22 UTC 2009

On 04/26/2009 08:14 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Sean or Mona wrote:
>> It was a disaster for me.  A terrible disaster.
>> This bugger is a 1.8 ghz Pentium 4 that I'm running.  But I tried
>> installing Ubuntu 9.04 and not only did it crawl like molasses but nothing
>> could be done with it.
>> Indeed I'm not sure if the menus were supposed to work in a similar
>> fashion to MS Windoze, but I tried left clicking, right clicking, double
>> clicking, just waiting to see if they drop on their own - nothing.
>> A misaligned screen display didn't help much, I suppose. But after all the
>> hope and hype and buildup and anticipation that I had subjected myself to
>> -- I was really let down.
>> I was really hoping it would be my salvation from Windoze. No. It was
>> useless. So I'm back with Windoze 2000 and the very least I can say about
>> it is -- well.... it works.
> It's a 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 - what did you expect?  I admit the release notes
> say that should be sufficient, but still...  It's going to drag. How much
> memory do you have?

Ummm... I have Ubuntu 9.04 running on an 800Mhz/384Mb A21M Thinkpad, a
1.6Ghz/740Mb, and a 2.4Ghz/512Mb... I've no problems with any of those.

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