[xubuntu-users] New User,introduction

Roderick Aldridge rod-aldridge at xnet.co.nz
Sun Sep 23 21:59:07 UTC 2012


On 24/09/12 02:52, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
> On 09/23/2012 08:14 AM, Garry at garryricketsonartworks.org wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>   This was the first list e-mail I have received since I just joined. I just installed xubuntu-12.04.1 To a old computer, a IBM X86,260mb ram, it is running but pretty slow at times.
>>   I would have used LinuxMint 10, but the computer could not handle it.
>> I would like to add, this computer had windows_nt 2000 on it, when I got it, and when I tried to use my USB,"broadband device" the windows malware would just shutdown,..after I got the MS malware out of the computer,and installed xubuntu, it accepted the "broad band" device just fine, and connects to interenet,.pretty slow but it dose work.
>>   I do not have or use any windows on any of my computers.
>> I am wondering though if anyone knows of any "mods" I may be able to do ,to help speed things up ?. One thing, but I don't know that it would make any difference, I don't use any of the XOffice, or office stuff, would it help any to remove that ?
>>   ok well nice to meet everyone, and thanks from,
>>
>>
>>  From Garry
>>
>> http://www.garryricketsonartworks.org
> XFCE is not very stressful of system resources, compared to other
> desktop environments, but you might want to try some that are even
> lighter. Using the software center look for LXDE or E17/Enlightment.
> Both are are full featured but with even smaller footprint then XFCE.
>
Using a lighter desktop environment will help, but the 260MB RAM is the 
limiting factor. If you can add more RAM it will make a world of 
difference. If these solutions don't work a distro optimised for 
low-spec PCs such as Puppy or Damn Small Linux might be best.

Roderick Aldridge




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