[ubuntu-za] Old(ish) Laptop

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 09:48:09 UTC 2016

Thanks all.

Anyone using Xubuntu? I used it for a bit when Unity first came out. In the
first releases Unity and Gimp just did not work together and I needed to
find a way to run Gimp. I had no problems with Xubuntu and even know how to
pronounce it! Since 14.04 (or was it earlier?) there are no problems with
Gimp and so I have switched back to Unity.

Actually I like Unity very much and would prefer to stay with it if the old
clunker can handle it. Cinnamon seems like a worthwhile alternative.

I am waiting for 16.04 to give it a try. There seems no point in
downloading anything else now.


On 14 April 2016 at 13:58, Robin Bownes <robin at bownes.co.za> wrote:

> 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.
> Robin
> 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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