First I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity-2D on a old laptop. Then I added Lubuntu desktop using the "apt-get install lubuntu-desktop" command line. It works great, using less than 100 megs of system RAM (512 total RAM).
So heres my question: Can Lubuntu become lighter (use less RAM) if I delete the Ubuntu desktop? (when I log in, I have my choice of desktops, either Unity2D or Lubuntu).
I am loading unnecessary software upon start-up? I would like to have the OS as bare-bones as possible.
Disk space is not a problem, mostly unused HDD. The laptop sole use is to be a reader-viewer for PDF docs.
Thanks for any input
Last edited by mayagrafix; October 26th, 2013 at 06:43 PM.
Ubuntu 15.04/OS type: 64-bit/Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4/Memory: 5.8 GiB/Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS/Disk: 320 GB