[xubuntu-users] New User,introduction

honeyshell honeyshell at honeyshell.com
Mon Sep 24 07:39:33 UTC 2012

Hello Garry,
You test xubuntu with the alternative installation cd :
But carrefull, choose "alternate" link to download. "the Alternative CD
requires only 64 MB" of RAM.
Have nice day.

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Roderick Aldridge <rod-aldridge at xnet.co.nz
> wrote:

> On 24/09/12 02:52, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
>> On 09/23/2012 08:14 AM, Garry at garryricketsonartworks.**org<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<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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