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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RE: Any chance of PPC support?
by MechaShiva on Tue 1st Mar 2011 19:46 UTC in reply to "Any chance of PPC support?"
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windywoo Member since:
2011-03-01

lubuntu will not install on a ppc because the default browser is chrome and that doesn't have a ppc version. You can install ubuntu and then install the lxde desktop but it gets messy that way.

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MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06

That makes me wonder: Chrome is RAM hungry (process separation and all goodness), so why would that be the default on machines choosing such a light weight window manager? Not expecting an answer, just wondering out loud. Thanks for the heads up though.

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garyd Member since:
2008-10-22

I use the stable Debian PPC port with LXDE; http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.0/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-6.0...

Also, I thought the maintainer of U-Lite had joined the Lubuntu team but I see a post from him on the ulite.org from October...

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