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Old 03-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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what do you guys think about Xubuntu?


i have this old computer with win 98 its only got like 9 gigs of memory and 191mb of ram..
do you think xubuntu would run smoothly on it??
i messed with damn small linux last night... but i want something more permanent
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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It should run in that amount of memory. Drive space is also fine, I think. Seeing as it is a machine that was running Windows 98, and given that amount of memory, it is an older machine. xubuntu should work alright on it, but don't expect it to be quick as lightening.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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It should work. Be sure to load from the Alternate Install Disk rather than from the LiveCD. The Alternate used only 64Mb of RAM and the LiveCD 192Mb of RAM. Use the text install and NOT the oem install.

Alternatively try:
Fluxbuntu http://fluxbuntu.org/js.html
Icebuntu https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTe...tives/IceBuntu
Ubuntulite http://ubuntulite.tuxfamily.org/?q=node/2
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by arochester View Post
It should work. Be sure to load from the Alternate Install Disk rather than from the LiveCD. The Alternate used only 64Mb of RAM and the LiveCD 192Mb of RAM. Use the text install and NOT the oem install.

Alternatively try:
Fluxbuntu http://fluxbuntu.org/js.html
Icebuntu https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTe...tives/IceBuntu
Ubuntulite http://ubuntulite.tuxfamily.org/?q=node/2

im new to this... explain what that means??
i downloaded Xubunto from http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...rnate-i386.iso
but i dont understand what text install is
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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im new to this... explain what that means??
i downloaded Xubunto from http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...rnate-i386.iso
but i dont understand what text install is

nevermind... i got it
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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i have this old computer with win 98 its only got like 9 gigs of memory and 191mb of ram..
do you think xubuntu would run smoothly on it??
i messed with damn small linux last night... but i want something more permanent

Presumably you mean 9 gigs Hard Drive

If, as I'm assuming, the processor is around the 500-600MHz mark, Xubuntu (or any xfce distro) should run quite nicely on it.

Two other xfce distros you might consider are:

http://www.zenwalk.org
http://wolvix.org
 
  


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