Re: Installing on old hardware
I have used Lubuntu myself but never on hardware quite as old as that. I don't think anybody has said thet Lubuntu will not run on your hardware.
Out of interest, how many web pages, other applications do you have open at the moment ?
See I can use it to web surf and participate in forums
As has been pointed by a number of times, it's the applications you may have problems with especially if you expect to use the system like a modern OS. You really are at the mimimum specs to run the system and applications. An OS is nothing without useable applications.
Did you set up a generous swap partition ? That will help when you get memory pressure but it is of orders of magnitute slower than RAM.
As i said before, with your hardware, give a number of distributions a look as well as Lubuntu.
As you say, it's fun to play and to get the best performance you may need to play around.
ted may be too basic for you, however, you may not have that much choice on your ancient hardware.
BTW: I like to play on old hardware as well, but not quite as that
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