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.
Thread beginning with comment 464488
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Any chance of PPC support?
by windywoo on Tue 1st Mar 2011 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Any chance of PPC support?"
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.

Reply Parent Score: 1

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.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

Probably because it runs well. Since it uses GTK+ instead of a scripting language like XUL+Javascript it tends to be more responsive than Firefox, especially on low end machines and especially on Linux.

It is believed by alot of Firefox users (as I did once) that freezing/stalling is a result of taking up more CPU & RAM resources. This is because Firefox has had bugs where it takes up 100% CPU on Windows and freezes. But if Chrome is taking up more resources than Firefox without freezing the cause must lay elsewhere.

Reply Parent Score: 1

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...

Reply Parent Score: 1