Ubuntu low overhead version. (fwd)

grumpy mole grumpymole at optusnet.com.au
Wed Nov 2 21:35:00 UTC 2005

>Xfce doesn't quite match the Windows look-and-feel as well as KDE does,
>but it certainly has a much lighter resource footprint. Mozilla Firefox
>works just dandy under Xfce as does Mozilla Thunderbird. OpenOffice.org
>tends to be more resource-intensive, so we're investigating Abiword
>instead, but OO.o certainly remains an option.
>Perhaps others here on the devel mailing list can chime in.
I have Xubuntu running on an IBM Thinkpad 600E (p2 400 128 MB RAM) and 
it is very functional.  Previously, I tried Ubuntu Hoary and Breezy but 
they were sluggish.

Firefox works very well and Abiword opens much faster than OO Writer 
does on a higher spec PC running Breezy.

I am very happy with Xubuntu on this laptop.



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