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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    Crunchbang Linux sounds very, very interesting. I must investigate this further. THANKS!

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    http://crunchbang.org/download/waldorf

    If you go for Crunchbang, 512MB is enough (unless you want to edit video or make 3D animations).

    I run it on P3 laptop with 384MB RAM.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    Quote Originally Posted by m666 View Post
    http://crunchbang.org/download/waldorf

    If you go for Crunchbang, 512MB is enough (unless you want to edit video or make 3D animations).

    I run it on P3 laptop with 384MB RAM.
    Awight! You sound like a fellow Lo-Tek! Now I DEFINITELY have to try Crunchbang!!!

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    and i did. boots with lest than 64 meg. Running a torrent and typing this in iceweasel and not even breaking 200 meg. And it is FAST.

    I love #!.

    So, it is time to say, goodbye. Sorry, I wasted so much time with this Ubuntu bloatware.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    http://rbgeek.wordpress.com/2012/05/...-lts%E2%80%8F/

    I don't care much for Unity, but I am learning it. I only have 3GB RAM, but it works well enough. However, I prefer to use Gnome while I learn Unity. If I see that Gnome is faster, I will just stick to it instead.

    I use XP in VirtualBox for my windows needs. Most of them have no updates so it runs faster in the VM than it does on other computers in the house.
    Main WS: Compaq Presario/Athelon X2 4450e Dual Core/3GB RAM/G-Force 210 64bit 1024k RAM Monitors: Compaq WF 1907 & Vizio M220VA --- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    @SailorTears

    Congratulations!
    I assume you installed testing (waldorf) version?
    If so, don't forget to keep your system up tp date:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    (eg. every week)

    In case of any problems:

    http://crunchbang.org/forums/

    or send me a message

    You may find some packages missing in Debian Testing (eg. aircrack-ng)

    To install it you can temporarily add

    deb http://http.debian.net/debian sid main contrib non-free

    (debian unstable) or

    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse

    (ubuntu 12.10) or

    deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse

    (ubuntu 13.04)

    to:

    /etc/apt/sources.list
    Last edited by m666; February 17th, 2013 at 03:35 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    I don't care much for Unity, but I am learning it. I only have 3GB RAM, but it works well enough.
    Hehehe

    I have 4 computers. TOGETHER they have 3GB of RAM.


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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
    Lubuntu works good too but doesn't offer a LTS edition like the full Ubuntu. So since the Ubuntu series all have the same core its a matter of picking and choosing what you want. .
    There is really no difference because Lubuntu uses the same software and repo as Ubuntu. The only things that don't get LTS support would be the LXDE stuffs, most of which don't require any "support" anyway once they are working.

    Lubuntu works better than XP definitely on my old machine with 512 Mb.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    Do people really want to run 12.04 for three years?
    I guess some people do. I know many guys still running 10.4.
    For me, 'precise' is already outdated, comparing the packages versions with 'quantal'.
    (backports don't help much here).

    If you install Debian Wheezy and edit sources.list changing every 'wheezy' to 'testing' you'll get Very Long Time Support Linux.
    Not 1 year, not 3. Forever.
    (At least as long as Debian distribution exists).
    Because when Debian 7 (Wheezy) becomes stable, you are still pinned to 'testing' branch which will be Debian 8 (then 9,10...)

    So dist-upgrade every week to stay up-to-date with latest packages and no need to reinstall every 6 months.

    BTW:
    I was using Lubuntu 11.04 for over 1 year. Good distro.
    I also recently tried L 12.10, looks cool but I'm staying with Debian (Crunchbang).

    Cheers!

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    Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP

    Quote Originally Posted by SailorTears View Post
    and i did. boots with lest than 64 meg. Running a torrent and typing this in iceweasel and not even breaking 200 meg. And it is FAST.

    I love #!.

    So, it is time to say, goodbye. Sorry, I wasted so much time with this Ubuntu bloatware.
    Good, then please mark the thread 'solved'.

    Adding Flashblock or similar to the browser makes a big difference.

    More light alternatives:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582027
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    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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