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March 29th, 2009, 04:57 PM

I have an old laptop with 224mb free ram (I guess the other 32 are taken for graphics. Is this enough for me to install & run ubuntu?


March 29th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I don't know about Ubuntu proper, but I've run Xubuntu on an older laptop with only 196MB of RAM.

Regardless, you'll have to use the "Alternate Install" CD - the LiveCD requires 256MB...

Lloyd B.

March 29th, 2009, 05:08 PM
You should install xubuntu., i also have run on my older desktop with 246mb ram(donīt know why itīs that)with ubuntu 8.10 using alternate cd., it was laggy at first but disabling other processes solved it., :):)

March 29th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Thanks - Does xubuntu support wireless - I'm a real newbie

March 29th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Is this enough for me to install & run ubuntu

Enough for Ubuntu? Possibly, but not recommended.

Enough for Xubuntu? Yes, and it will be usable (I have used it on a 256MB shared laptop).

I assume you are not a Linux buff, and would therefore steer you away from the lighter Ubuntu environments for now. If you want a speedier experience, consider Puppy Linux or TinyMe.

And yes - Xubuntu will do wifi. It uses the same Network Manager app as Ubuntu.

March 29th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Thanks again. I will try puppy linux