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Old 02-22-2015, 05:07 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
Have you looked at how much RAM you're actually using? The last time I tried Lubuntu, it idled at 120MG! No distro needs 3 or 4 GB.

Actually, yes. My install of 14.04 can reach up to 3 GB's depending on what I'm running. The lowest is around 700-800 MB's roughly. With other Lubuntu installs I've done, I've seen around 512 MB's at boot, before anything else is started. Hence my advice to the OP.

Back when I was using Ubuntu 10.04, I definitely could use up to 2 or 3 GB's easily.


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Old 02-22-2015, 05:29 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Lebo GLP View Post
Have a hp xw82000, looking to get linux for it.looking for best fit for it
PClinuxOS is a good choice if you're a beginner. It's also a bleeding edge distro if I recall, which is good for hardware.


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