i have an old (y2k) Sony PCG-Z505JEK that i have decided to upgrade to run Xubuntu 9.04. the first attempt went very well. but i decided to give the hardware a required boost after nearly 10 years of service - i upgraded the system memory to 256k (whoa! ) and installed a Transcend SSD to replace the ageing 9GB IBM hard drive.
i know many would ask why bother - well, thse Sony systems have outstanding mechanicals, beayutoful metal bodies, a beautiful display - if you had one you'd try to keep it going, too. and why not take xubuntu up on its premise of being able to support humble hardware?
as we speak, i am reinstalling Xubuntu 9.04.
i have decided to go with ext3 configured with noatime for the main SSD drive.
the system also has a linksys wpc54g wireless card.
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