Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jul 2006 17:52 UTC, submitted by Borys Musielak
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This review describes the installation and basic configuration of the latest Kubuntu 6.06 on an AMD64-powered machine. It covers some often problematic features like getting the non-free and binary apps to work in the 64-bit environment. Another article explains how to install the latest Xubuntu on a Gateway laptop.
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Xubuntu is good on old laptops too
by Cyberbear on Wed 12th Jul 2006 19:26 UTC
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2005-06-29

Xubuntu has made it possible for me to get some extra use out of an old Winbook that otherwise would stay in a box collecting dust. It has a AMD K6-2 processor with 128MB of memory. It was originally designed for Win98, and will not run 2000 or XP because the hardware is too proprietary and there are no drivers for the video, etc., and the memory is maxxed out at 128MB.

With Xubuntu, the only thing that won't work is the proprietary sound card (some old Yamaha chip), but I can live with that. I have other machines for the fancy stuff.

The screen is clear and bright, the integrated trackpad works fine, and I am using an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA wireless card for connectivity.

This is a good little extra laptop I can use when I only need to do light duty tasks or take travelling. Gnome or KDE would simply bog this machine down to the point of uselessness. Xfce seem to work fine.

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