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    Post Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    I am new to Ubuntu and Linux; have heard and read many good things about Ubuntu. My 'OLD' lapt top was running WinXP media center with sp3. I had all but given up on the dinosaur so I decided to give Ubuntu a go. After a week of using a bootable pen drive I decided to go for broke and installed 12.10 as the only OS. I have had very good luck 'AFTER' I started using gnome with no effects. I beleive Unity is to resource hoggy for this ole beast!
    System Specs:
    2 Gb memory
    40 Gb hd
    Intel Celeron 1.5 Ghz

    Hope this helps others with antiquated hardware

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    Yep, Ubuntu is a little heavy for that laptop. Probably runs slow for you.

    Give Xubuntu 12.04 a try. It uses less resources and is still (IMO) full featured.

    http://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    Hi:
    This is Just a suggestion but you could go and purchase more memory.
    It's not expensive like it used to be-

    http://www.crucial.com/dell/?cpe=pd_...130213214347:s

    Here's a 2gb upgrade if you would like to consider it-
    http://www.4allmemory.com/memory/dell-inspiron-6000/
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


    Voyager 12.04 Xubuntu based on AMD Phenom Quad Core & CentOS on Sony Vaio


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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    I don't know ..

    Im thinking its that Celeron slowing things up.

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    Post Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    I don't know ..

    Im thinking its that Celeron slowing things up.
    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    Yep, Ubuntu is a little heavy for that laptop. Probably runs slow for you.

    Give Xubuntu 12.04 a try. It uses less resources and is still (IMO) full featured.

    http://xubuntu.org/screenshots/
    Thanks for your replies...

    Using gnome fall back session has been VERY successful on this old beast! It's now running perfectly as my 'back up pc'. I believe the graphics overhead while using Unity was the real culprit.

    Other replies:

    • Indicated a memory upgrade - I did upgrade from 500Mb with Photoshop and Roxio replacements. to 2Gb prior to installing Ubuntu. I don't believe this hardware supports more than 2 Gb.
    • Celeron was slowing it down - well maybe - for an alternate pc it's doing just fine


    My ultimate goal - to kick M$ out as much as possible.
    On my primary desktop pc I've been using Win7, but deleted all office products by using Chrome, Thunderbird, and Open Office.

    Since I had such great success with this Dell laptop I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop which I primarily use for audio & photo editing.
    I'm going to keep desktop pc as a dual boot system - I don't care to endure the learning curve with Photoshop and Roxio replacements.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.

    There's no doubt that the CPU and not memory is the bottleneck.

    Welcome to the free world.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.

    There's no doubt that the CPU and not memory is the bottleneck.

    Welcome to the free world.
    Thanks, I've been migrating to the free world for a year or so - Open Office and Thunder Bird!

    I just went with what worked - which was the first thing I tried. Which is a pretty good testimonial for Ubuntu

    I'll mark this solved!

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