[ubuntu-za] add repo

Marius Kruger amanic at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 11:14:58 UTC 2012

> On 15/02/2012 09:56, Miles wrote:
>>> ...
>>  My pc can not do unity
>> ...

Just because you can't run unity on old hardware does not
mean you have to stick to an ageing release.

For lower spec machines I recommend Lubuntu these days (ubuntu with LXDE).
I put it on our ancient P4 at home when my wife complained that unity-2d
became too slow in 11.10 and she is much happier.
It also works nice for virtual machines where you don't want to waste too
much resources.
This way you get best of both worlds: up to date software and a desktop
environment that doesn't make your work grind to a halt on old hardware.

You should be able to add it to your install by doing
apt-get install lubuntu-desktop   (but I don't think it was available in
maverick yet). So maybe download the lubuntu 11.10 iso and testdrive it off
a flashdrive (I think a 1GB flashdrive is sufficient).

Some system requirement info comparing some of the desktom environments:

Recommended System Requirements for GNOME 2.x
 Required RAM
384 MB  Required CPU
 800 MHz

Recommended System Requirements for the GNOME 3.x shell in its default mode
  Required RAM
768 MB  Required CPU
 400 MHz

Recommended System Requirements for Unity
  Required RAM
1 GB  Required CPU
 1 GHz

Recommended System Requirements for KDE
 Required RAM
615 MB Required CPU
 1 GHz

Recommended System Requirements for Xfce
Required RAM
192 MB Required CPU
 300 MHz

Recommended System Requirements for LXDE
Required RAM
128 MB Required CPU
 266 MHz


✝ Marius
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