Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 1st Mar 2011 16:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Linux has millions of fans. What's not to like? A free operating system with ten thousand free applications, websites covering everything you might ever want to know, tutorials, active forums, and more. Yet for all these benefits, situations pop up when you want a faster, lighter operating system. Perhaps you have an older computer, or maybe a netbook or a mobile device. Wouldn't it be great to have a lightweight Ubuntu? That day has finally arrived. Lubuntu offers a way to stay in the Ubuntu family -- with a product that performs better and uses fewer resources.
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Lubuntu on a Thinkpad 570
by supercompman on Tue 1st Mar 2011 18:02 UTC
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I actually put Lubuntu on a Thinkpad 570. This thing is a PII 366 with 192 MB RAM... hardly a powerhouse. Lubuntu is quite usable on the machine. I can do basic web browsing using a modern web browser, listen to music, play back most standard-def videos full screen, view and edit most documents... most everything you would do on any other machine. The only things it won't do are Flash (which sucks under Linux in general), high-def video, and 3D games. All in all, I couldn't be happier about how usable this 12 year old machine is.

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