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dan0804smith
August 24th, 2011, 03:44 AM
i have a dell mini 10v running hardy (duel 1..6ghz ~1gb ram)

what would the benefits be if i switched?

kerry_s
August 24th, 2011, 03:52 AM
Lighter, faster system.
There's a lot of us using it so you'll get just as much support as the main version.

cgroza
August 24th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Your system will definitely benefit from Lubuntu. You may be interested in Xubuntu too.
And your version is quite old too. Did it go EOL yet?

kerry_s
August 24th, 2011, 04:25 AM
yeah, hardy is 8.04 lts long dead, current is 10.04 lts.

by the way, you want lubuntu 11.04 ( http://lubuntu.net/ ), past releases weren't as good.

dan0804smith
August 24th, 2011, 04:36 AM
thanks, i will take your advice and try 11.04

and yeah i know tha ti am outdated. i have dell's version of ubuntu 8.04 (came stock on the netbook and im pretty sure they modified it in a way that you can get new distro updates (imm sure it has to do with the wierless and webcam drivers)

kerry_s
August 24th, 2011, 04:49 AM
thanks, i will take your advice and try 11.04

and yeah i know tha ti am outdated. i have dell's version of ubuntu 8.04 (came stock on the netbook and im pretty sure they modified it in a way that you can get new distro updates (imm sure it has to do with the wierless and webcam drivers)

grab a copy of /etc/apt just in case you need somthing special thats not in the normal repos before you wipe.

jfed
August 24th, 2011, 05:33 AM
faster funner cooler SUPER AWSEM.

Yeah, you should. :)

If you don't wanna completely erase your current operating system you can isntall Ubuntu side-by-side with your current OS. (Assuming you are using Windows/PC, Mac is a bit more complicated to dual-boot)

amjjawad
August 28th, 2011, 03:07 PM
i have a dell mini 10v running hardy (duel 1..6ghz ~1gb ram)


Definitely, go for it.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu#11.04

Please get Lubuntu 11.04. Download it and check MD5SUM and compare it with hashes (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes).
I assume you don't have CD-Drive so:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ve_USB_systems (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tools_to_create_Live_USB_systems)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick)

If you do have CD-Drive or External CD then:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD


what would the benefits be if i switched?A lot.
1- It's a new OS (April, 2011).
2- Super Fast, period.
3- Lots of support on the forum (here).

Enough Said :)

Should you have any question related to LXDE and/or Lubuntu, please let me know :)

Rex Bouwense
August 28th, 2011, 03:15 PM
+1 After Canonical released Natty and I downloaded it and worked with Unity I discovered that I did not like it so I once again started distro searching. I looked at Lubuntu and will probably switch. It is smoking fast and has everything that I need.