[sf-lug] Linux install on Older Laptop (Ubuntu??)
Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Thu Sep 27 13:19:09 PDT 2007
This weekend I am going to be installing Linux on a Co-workers laptop. It took me awhile but eventually he is ready to switch and he's actually rather excited about it. His laptop is a Pentium 3 455Mhz and it has 340mb of RAM. I am curious as to suggestions on what distro to set him up with. I am leaning toward Ubuntu because of the ease of use and how it is very good with detecting new hardware and having it work easily. I dont feel like spending all weekend pulling my hair out trying to get it to recognize the wireless card.
Now I think that maybe his machine isn't fast enough for Ubuntu?? So I was considering XUbuntu, Has anyone had experience with this??
His needs are rather simple: Surf the internet, Listen to MP3's/manage his IPOD, Download MP3s (Bittornado, Amule) and some word processing. I'd like it to be rather fast for him too.
What are people experiences with XFCE as a desktop is it missing a ton of features? Is it stable? Is it easy to use??
Any issues with IPOD management??
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