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Old 11-06-2016, 04:13 PM   #16
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strip all of that crap out of there, or install fluxbox or i3 something like that. personally I'd dump Ubuntututu. distrowatch to see what is out there that meets you hardware
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Originally Posted by Emerson View Post
So the question is why threads like this get started all the time by new members who most of times never come back to respond?

Is this done for fun? It is guaranteed to get lots of replies, everyone has their own recommendation and vision about "light distro".
i wonder myself.

first off, i notice that identical help requests get posted across different boards, which creates a lot of pressure for the asker, if they want to reply (and keep track) of them all.

most of all, i think it's an attitude that is called "nach mir die sintflut" in german: as soon as i get what i need , i completely loose interest in anything else.

or the opposite: they give up on installing linux - why should they come back and actively admit defeat?
Old 11-09-2016, 12:03 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
„Nach mir die Sintflut“ in German
Old 11-10-2016, 03:11 AM   #19
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I actually ran ubuntu on an athlon x2 in the 10.04 - 12.04 era. Once they switched to unity (12.10?) I went back to debian. Debian via a debootstrap install is kind of nice and minimal. But you definitely need more ram these days. Especially if you're using an integrated video card that shares ram. I upgraded my ram on the old X2 to 2GB and faster ram, and just the faster ram brought new life to that machine. 500MHz to 800MHz timings?, but mostly the shared ram of the video card for that boost. There's a semi-local goodwill tech store near me, so that upgrade cost like $25-ish, because I bought a 3rd just in case one doesn't work stick of ram.

My $200 hp stream 11 smokes that old box though. Although I miss my pci analog tv capture card, and delta 44 soundcard. I don't miss the noise and the heat and the replacing the PSU every 3 years. Plus opening it up every year-ish to make sure mice weren't living in such a big, mostly empty, and warm box. I still have the old X2 around for capturing old VCR tapes. Although I try not to use it, except in winter. But these days even 2GB ram isn't enough for some things. A game I've been playing since I had a 32 bit CPU and 512mb ram, now requires > 4GB ram to play with their "new" client. Which has me longing for a mint box mini pro with 8GB ram. Or basically the same specs up to 16GB ram in the fitlet-H. Fanless, low heat, and 10W-ish power draw has it's perks. Especially if you're a developer who needs more than one machine.
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Wanted to say thank you for all the replies, advice and help! I've been a bit busy and this will be one of many side projects. But I have also seen people post once to never come back or give their solution or can be a bit frustrating.
I never got an email saying I received any responses, until I got one asking if I forgot about the post ( hadn't ), but it did get me to check back sooner so served its purpose.

I'll try some of these suggestions/distros, maybe by next weekend. Updates will go here.

Much appreciated.

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