[ubuntu-za] Old(ish) Laptop
me at xandor.co.za
Tue Apr 19 07:31:10 UTC 2016
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There's always BunsenLabs Linux (formerly CrunchBang Linux):
CrunchBang was initially based on Ubuntu, then changed to being based on
Debian, and BunsenLabs is still based on Debian (Jessie).
It's designed to work really well on low-power machines, and provides a
better out-of-the-box experience than Debian (i.t.o. desktop-,
multimedia-, and hardware-related packages).
If you really want to stick to Ubuntu, you can always just install
Ubuntu, and go with a Destkop Environment/Window Manager of your choice
that is appropriate for the hardware: e.g. LXDE, XFCE, OpenBox.
However, my experience is that almost all Debian-based distro's are
pretty much the same under the hood, once you ignore the DE: I'm using
Gnome 3 on a Debian Stretch (9) and Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (15.10), and
the only real difference is that if I wanted to use Unity, I can only do
so on the Ubuntu machine. Software availability, system administration,
etc. are the same with very negligible differences here and there.
079 706 5620
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