Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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Low end system
by on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 11:00 UTC

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One of the selling point of Linux is its ability to run on old and low spec machines. I tried to install Fedora 3 (with gnome and open office selected) on a VM with 64M RAM, 4G HD (the kind of machine NT4 runs on happy), and it failed miserably. When the RAM increased to 256M, it runs happyly. Maybe Linux is NOT that suitable for low end destop.

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RE: Low end system
by evangs on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 12:20 in reply to "Low end system"
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2005-07-07

Perhaps you should try running it on a real 64 MB machine and not through a VM?

I've got Ubuntu installed on a 6 year old Dell laptop for my wife she finds it much snappier than Windows XP was.

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RE: Low end system
by gilboa on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 13:17 in reply to "Low end system"
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2005-07-06

One of the selling point of Linux is its ability to run on old and low spec machines. I tried to install Fedora 3 (with gnome and open office selected) on a VM with 64M RAM, 4G HD (the kind of machine NT4 runs on happy), and it failed miserably. When the RAM increased to 256M, it runs happyly. Maybe Linux is NOT that suitable for low end destop.

If you looking to use Linux on a low-end machine, choose a low-end Linux.
Try DSL (www.damnsmalllinux.org), slackware with XFCE, etc.

I tried DSL on a AMD 486/100 machine with 16MB (?) and it actually ran just fine. (Not sure about the memory size, though... could have been 32MB)

Gilboa

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