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Thread: which is good on an older computer

  1. #11
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    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: which is good on an older computer

    some vaios are problematic yes.

    however in this case it depends on components. but from this basic data (dual core, 2 GB ram) all versions will run fast on such a mashcine. as long as GPU is supported. sicne it's a notebook the OP will need to test wi-fi, function keys, touchpad, DVD drive if any, hibernate/suspend, battery usage... many things that can go wrong with laptoip compatibility. i too suggest LTS. Ubuntu for it's gnome keep it simple&hide the settings to not overwhelm the user principle and Kubuntu as it works and feels similar than windows. however all other other variants are good and easy to use. so if the user would prefer a different one just install the desktop they want.
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  2. #12
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    Sep 2006
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: which is good on an older computer

    I have an older 13"4 Vaio (2005 or 2006, no webcam), dual core, 1GB ram, intel graphics, 13.04 with unity, runs fine.
    Edit: I should add the on/off buttons for wifi/bluetooth works, hibernate/suspend works, battery is dead but correctly detected upon 13.04 fresh install (says no battery present, but with the correct specs). swap gets used though.
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