[ubuntu-za] Old(ish) Laptop
jan at verslank.net
Sun Apr 17 19:00:07 UTC 2016
Sounds sensible Bill, keep us posted on the outcome.
On 17/04/2016 20:49, Bill Cairns wrote:
> Thanks all. My idea is to use the old computer as a travelling
> companion - that means mostly for email, occasional browsing, storing
> pictures and a bit of word processing. I have used it occasionally in
> the past to do just that using XP. And yes, Firefox can be frustrating
> with Chrome little better. (I have found that running multiple tabs is
> not a good idea). Irfanview and Open Office (I am running an old
> version) run fine once they get started so I don't foresee problems
> with gThumb or Libre Office. I expect Linux to run better (not very
> much better, but better) than XP. Of course there will be fewer
> frustrations and less bad language without Windows.
> My present plan is to install a full Unity system and see how it goes.
> I will cut out all the fudge (I have already done that on my main
> system because I really don't need fancy). If the clunker still
> struggles, I will try using Xfce rather than Unity. (This is how I ran
> for some time before Unity the Windows menu in the Window title bar -
> Gimp just won't work without it). If that is still unsatisfactory I
> will go to plan C. I am not sure what plan C is yet but I will
> certainly look at Mate and Cinnamon and even Lubuntu.
> On 17 April 2016 at 16:55, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal-pc.org
> <mailto:leesharp at hal-pc.org>> wrote:
> On 04/17/2016 03:25 AM, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
> Good morning Bill, Everyone,
> Something worth keeping in mind with such an old laptop (and
> the 2009 HP Compaq that I have) is that the OS might be
> lightweight, but
> the software is not necessarily. I've had trouble with browsers
> especially, that just tear through the RAM. So depending on
> the usecase,
> it might turn out somewhat frustrating to use.
> This is so true! I have started looking for a clean browser again
> because the big ones have gotten so fat that they can bring a new
> computer to it's knees! Especially if you leave them running a
> few days...
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