If performance and swap usage is a problem then you could take a look at post #2.
I started the live CD of different distribution to give an idea of the RAM usage. CD Started on a Virtual Machine with 1 GB of RAM (tried both under Virtualbox in Debian and HyperV in Windows 8.1, they give similar results).
The RAM used on start is the one seen in "Task Manager" or with "free -m", considering the 2nd line '-/+ buffers/cache' under 'used'
Distrib archi kernel RAM on start in MB Debian Live LXDE i686 3.2 100 Bodhi i686 3.8 110 LXLE 12.04.4 i686 3.2 125 Lubuntu 14.04 i686 3.13 155 Lubuntu 14.04 x86_64 3.13 210 Mint 17 MATE x86_64 3.13 400 Ubuntu 14.04 x86_64 3.13 630
Ubuntu as live CD under HyperV is so slow and almost unusable. All other reacts quite fast, especially the LXLE variants. Bodhi and LXLE are based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ; Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04
Last edited by eric13; June 16th, 2014 at 10:51 PM. Reason: fix debian live LXDE
Thanks for sharing your test results
You wrote Debian Live LXLE. Do you mean Debian Live LXDE?
Hello I have an Acorn Aspire 1 netbook, with 1 Gig of RAM, and have just put Lubuntu 14.04 LS on to it. It works well. Just wondered if Lubuntu can do the same trick as Windows 7 where a fast SD card, Scan Disc Ultra, can be used as memory. Thought this might to make it a bit faster. Is it possible? Any ideas would be appreciated.
I've noticed that Lubuntu does not have Calibre in its list of software but is in Ubuntu. I expect I'd need to learn how to install it if I want to try it.
Thanks for all the advice.
You're welcome, please distribute.
Like most other packages the install is simply
I don't know how to enable the SD card.Code:sudo apt-get install calibre
If all else fails you can use the generic linux install [cut/paste to command line or save as "calupdate" and chmod 755 it to make it executable as it can also be used for future upgrades]:
Code:sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main(install_dir='/opt')"
I came a few times on that topic to prepare the install of the 12y old PC of my Dad.
I initially though to install a LXDE variant on 12.04 LTS because of issue with VGA driver (GF4 inside), but found purely by chance a GeforceFX 5200 AGP for 4€ on the bric a brac market when I was there to find a bike for a friend 2 weeks ago.
So I could successfully install Lubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bits on that old Athlon XP PC.
I repeat the install on a 8y old Athlon64 PC of another senior few days later, this time Lubuntu 14.04 64bits since I gave him my unused 2GB of DDR2 RAM.
So both PC got migrated from Windows XP to Lubuntu, and so far, I got good feedback that their computer is faster. Wonder how good they will use it on a daily basis, but it is a good start!
I'll have a go this week.