[ubuntu-za] Old(ish) Laptop

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Wed Apr 13 21:10:37 UTC 2016

On 04/13/2016 02:19 PM, Bill Cairns wrote:
> I have an oldish (2006) Lenova Thinkpad laptop which I am thinking of
> upgrading from XP to Ubuntu. It has a fairly decent configuration: Intel
> Core 2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00 GHz 777 MHz 0.99 GB of RAM. 80 GB drive.
> What flavour of Ubuntu would you recommend? I would prefer a full Ubuntu
> system using Unity but am worried that I might be pushing too hard. I
> have run Xubuntu happily in the past but have no experience of any of
> the other possibilities.

The issues you will have will be the light memory and the lack of 3d, 
and Unity loves 3d.  However, you can cut a LOT of it out with the
unity-tweak-tool and compizconfig-settings-manager as covered here.

Also this is a good site for old hardware or VMs.


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