[ubuntu-za] Old(ish) Laptop

Robin Bownes robin at bownes.co.za
Thu Apr 14 11:58:48 UTC 2016

Hi Bill,

I've had a lot of success installing Ubuntu with the Cinnamon Desktop. 
Just install Ubuntu as usual, then install Cinnamon, and use that as the 
GUI. The Cinnamon desktop is much lighter on system resources. (I 
actually now use it on my own laptop too) There is the added benefit, 
when changing clients from Windows, that Cinnamon's layout is more like 
Windows too.


On 04/13/2016 09:19 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.
> Bill

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