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Thread: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    As a complete newbie to Linux, I'm ecstatic about Lubuntu 19.04 which I just installed on an HP-Compaq 6910p with 1 GB. Damn fast and everything works out of the box, except the infamous "flip_done timed out" which inexplicably hasn't been solved for years...

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    TinyCore is the fastest, light, Linux made, especially if you think 100MB is bloated.
    https://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
    Lubuntu and Xubuntu and MX-18 and Peppermint 10 are all excellent choices for low powered computers.

    https://lubuntu.net/

    https://xubuntu.org/

    https://mxlinux.org/

    https://peppermintos.com/
    Please don't use lubuntu.net. It's a scam. Their github hasn't been updated in two years and their twitter account is suspended.

    Use lubuntu.me instead. It's the official site recognised by Canonical.

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    Having owned a T60 myself, I can tell you that a SSD will make a big difference in performance.

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by j2ee View Post
    By the way the laptop is thinkpad t60. Worth it to buy a ssd for it? Its harddisk is sata 1.
    The T60's are up-gradable to 4GB RAM. If I were you I'd buy some used RAM on Ebay and upgrade the RAM first. It would also be worthwhile to check what CPU is in use. I think those shipped with a 2.0 GHz C2D CPU and upgrading that to 2.4 or 2.5+ would also help a lot. The most notable improvement with an SSD is decreased boot time. The older Thinkpad's are pretty darn rock-solid performers with the proper upgrades and there are many good videos available.

    Actually the very first thing I do with any used laptop is check the cooling. I'm always amazed at how much lint, dirt, and pet hair I find accumulated in and near the cooling fan.

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    Re: 15 years old 1GB ram notebook, Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    I'm not sure if this comparison still holds true today (2019) but i find LXDE much more lighter than XFCE by a not so big margin.
    With that 1gb ram that you have, I think you can enjoy both. It all boils down to what you prefer in terms of appearance .

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