Originally Posted by PaddyJoe
My grandson tells me that the computer is very slow on the internet with Ubuntu. Would it go faster with a different distro?
The reason of the low speed can be:
- USB WLAN (if it goes via USB 1.0, this is sslllooowwww). If it goes via USB 2.0, probably better but not so quick. Can you use a LAN Ethernet adapter in your house? (the PC-LAN cable goes into an adapter connected into the ectricity network; another adapter is anywhere in the house in an electricity connector and receiving the LAN from the LAN telecom box).
- Big fat operating system: some distros start a lot of process in parallel or start fat grafic environment (GNOME, KDE). I could nearly not for example use PuppyLinux (which is a quick system!) on my old PC. But www.TinyCoreLinux.net
is good. Slitaz or Knoppix or antix were not so bad. Have a look at www.distrowatch.com
and look at distro for old computers (the PC dont need to be old: if it is new, it will boot within few seconds; I am for example installing TinyCoreLinux on a colleague 3years old PC.. I think it will be a space shuttle after the installation).
- Distro for low RAM: slim window manager (fluxbox, jwm, lxde, icewm...; forget the rest) low ram applications (abiword instead of openoffice, links or opera instead of firefox, gnumeric instead of openoffice...).
So, take time, test different OS.. and choose the best for you ("TinyCoreLinux is good for you".. probably). This is like going into a shop: dont take the first suit you see, but test different ones. The one where you feel the best, should stay in your PC.
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