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Thread: Is 224mb ram enough

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    Is 224mb ram enough

    Hi,

    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?

    Chris

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    Re: Is 224mb ram enough

    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...

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    Re: Is 224mb ram enough

    You should install xubuntu., i also have run on my older desktop with 246mb ram(don´t know why it´s that)with ubuntu 8.10 using alternate cd., it was laggy at first but disabling other processes solved it.,

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    Re: Is 224mb ram enough

    Thanks - Does xubuntu support wireless - I'm a real newbie

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    Re: Is 224mb ram enough

    Quote Originally Posted by chris666 View Post
    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.

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    Re: Is 224mb ram enough

    Thanks again. I will try puppy linux

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