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Peterfc
July 6th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Hi All

I use a very old machine to run a Power Point display in my store having slides display on a pair of 15 inch monitors. I use an old Amd powered machine using XP. After changing two Dell Dimensions and a Dell Inspirons laptop all to run on Ubuntu i would like to change my old Amd 500 to run Ubuntu as well. The Amd 500 has no other software but XP and Office with Power Point. I tried to install Ubuntu but it needs more memory. Is their an easy answer without trying to find old memory. Maybe a previous version of Ubuntu.

Apart from uneven sound at the moment with Skype all is running well so you can see why i would rather use Ubuntu than XP.

Elfy
July 6th, 2008, 11:58 AM
You can install with the alternate cd - which isn't a livecd but a text install - this should work as it needs 256MB, or install xubuntu instead which needs only 192Mb to run the livecd

http://www.xubuntu.org/get

sayakb
July 6th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Try even liter Ubuntu derivatives like Fluxbuntu (http://fluxbuntu.org/) and OzOs (http://cafelinux.org/OzOs/content/ozos-installation-and-setup-part-1).

silkstone
July 6th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Also maybe look at Xubuntu, PuppyLinux and DSL.