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post #11 of 38
Forget Xubuntu. Go with Lubuntu.
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post #12 of 38
Yeah but LXDE is so.... It's not nearly as purdy as XFCE and the size difference is nominal. At least I've never seen a size difference between the two that mattered with today's tech.
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ah yeah install 2Gb of ram then install windows satrter.. thats what I did with my gfs netbook.. ran much nicer..
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post #15 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by smorg View Post
ah yeah install 2Gb of ram then install windows satrter.. thats what I did with my gfs netbook.. ran much nicer..
Notice the forum?

If he has no apps that don't run on Linux in any way, Linux is a far superior choice to Windows, as Linux can be cut down far more. (Gnome 2.32 and Arch had me down to 500MB RAM usage out of 4GB with firefox open)
    
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post #16 of 38
Quote:
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ah yeah install 2Gb of ram then install windows satrter.. thats what I did with my gfs netbook.. ran much nicer..
NO! No, no, no. Don't listen to this guy, he's evil.
post #17 of 38
11.04 is painfully slow, even in the classic desktop. I also just hate Unity. i downgraded back to Xubuntu 10.10 and will probably stay there until they make some major changes.

I feel like Linux shouldn't be so demanding in terms of hardware. One of the main appeals is that it can work on older hardware. I know there are other options, but the bloat isn't necessary... especially when it's to support something like Unity that just isn't all that nice.

As for Lubuntu, I agree LXDE is not nearly as nice looking at XFCE. It's also not as good for people who aren't comfortable using the terminal and such.
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post #18 of 38
These things happen when you roll out like 3 kernels without any distros picking them up and then jump to the end of the line. All the spring/summer releases are going to be a nightmare for 3 months and pain for the next 3 months. I ain't touching it with a 10 foot pole.
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post #19 of 38
Kubuntu 11.04 is working beautifully here, so there. Haven't run across that "power regression" with the 2.6.38 kernel either. You guys complain too much.
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post #20 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
Kubuntu 11.04 is working beautifully here, so there. Haven't run across that "power regression" with the 2.6.38 kernel either. You guys complain too much.
Nah, we get suckered in by sensationalist like phoronix.
     
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