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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Not so sure about Lubuntu 10.10
by cemptor on Fri 4th Mar 2011 22:28 UTC
cemptor
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2010-06-16

I tried this on an older machine - 400 MHz Celeron with 256 MB of RAM. Would not even install. Would freeze after disk partition.

Gave up after a few tries, and installed Zenwalk Linux. Smooth and excellent performance.

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ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

Well, I think Lubuntu is quite a interesting distro for Windows converts. LXDE looks quite Win9x-ish. My Lover for example hates all those eye candy stuff on Win Vista/7, KDE etc..

Then I installed LXDE on Ubuntu on one of his laptops and he loved it.

There for IMO it's a good decision of Canonical supporting it as a official branch.

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