[kwlug-disc] Natty Release & Linux / WinXP coexist

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Apr 25 15:28:13 EDT 2011


There's Xubuntu http://xubuntu.org/ using the XFCE windows manager, and 
Lubuntu http://lubuntu.net/ using the LXDE windows manager.

I'm running Xubuntu 9.10 on a laptop with a 466 MHz CPU and 256 MBytes 
of RAM, and Lubuntu 10.04.2 on a desktop with a 730 MHz CPU and 256 
MBytes RAM.

Of the two, Lubuntu is probably lighter, but I prefer Xubuntu, even 
though it's noticeably more sluggish (probably due to the CPU)

--Bob.



On 2011-04-25 at 14:57:37  Glenn Henshaw wrote:
>
> On Apr 25, 2011, at 1:26 PM, Darcy Casselman<dscassel at gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM, John Johnson<jvj at golden.net>  wrote:
>>> Opening the flood gates: OS Recommendations please.
>>> CPU: Athalon 2.1 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; HDD: 160 GB (~100 GB avail for Linux)
>>>
>>> Please recall that I am comfortable with the command line.
>>> But I would like to play with a minimum GUI and apps like Screen.
>> Hi John,
>>
>> With 512MB RAM, you might want to try xubuntu (http://xubuntu.org/).
>> You may find Ubuntu a bit sluggish.
>>
>    Another suggestion would be to install LXDE as the window manager. I've had good results with this on under powered machines.
>
>    ... Glenn
>
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