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    Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    i have a old dell computer with 1 mb of memory and a hard drive of 230

    is that enough to run the Ubuntu ?

    its a older pc and want to try and make use out of it for basic stuff

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    Re: Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    Should be ok. I run Ubuntu on an Atom-powered netbook that has 1GB RAM, and it's fine. If you want the regular Ubuntu desktop I'd suggest downloading the LTS version (12.04) and using the Unity 2D option from the login screen (click the icon next to your user name).

    Alternatively you could try out one of the lighter alternative desktops such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu.

    I'd say download them all, stick them on a USB stick or CD and give them a test run to see which you like.

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    Re: Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    Assuming that you actually mean 1GB and not 1MB then Lubuntu or Xubuntu will be fine on a machine with those specs.
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    Re: Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    i'd suggest Lubuntu for that old dell.

    unity or gnome-shell would probably not be a very pleasant experience on there.

    however, lubuntu with the lightweight lxde environment will run great!
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    Re: Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by fooman View Post
    i'd suggest Lubuntu for that old dell.

    unity or gnome-shell would probably not be a very pleasant experience on there.

    however, lubuntu with the lightweight lxde environment will run great!
    +1 for lubuntu on an old machine. I set up lubuntu on a friend's old lappie. She loves it, says it is so much quicker than XP. I know it runs nice because sometimes I have to show her how to do some things since she is completely new to linux. Her old machine has new life.
    Multi-boot: Arch linux, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 & Windows 8

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    Re: Ubuntu & memory & hard drive

    thanks
    i went with the 32 bit ubuntu for the old machine
    so far it runs good

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