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Is this a faster O/S than Xp? I ask because I have an older pent. 2 based laptop and want to play around w/Ubuntu
    
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its alot of fun - and very easy to install. I personally liked it, but i dunno if it is faster than Xp. Its still one of the best versions of Linux out there
    
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thanks for the input.
    
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its hard to say if its "Faster" or not, but it is less resource intensive. linux is usually the OS of choice on older machines. that pent 2 would be a great candidate for ubuntu, have fun!
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yeah i would like to see someone run a top end machine on ubuntu
    
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Look for Ubuntu Studio. Very fun, many utilities, and looks pimp.
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I doubt there will be much joy using gnome on a p2. Consider at least xfce. Best of all is to use a wm, of course. Also ubuntu needs a little tuning to work nicely on such a slow machine. Disable all the services that are not required in first place.
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i run ubuntu on my laptop, its a 1.3 ghz with 768 mb ram, it runs fine i just can't use all the fancy visuals.
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A 1.3GHz CPU it's not just a lot faster than a p2, but has also a better core architecture and more features. Also nobody was even dreaming about 768MB RAM on such a PC. On my old K6-2 I was using Openbox (i still use it) for a comfortable work.
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i agree with mkdir, you should try xubuntu instead. that way you wont need to worry as much about how fast it will be, XFCE will be a lot easier on your system than gnome.


or you could even try something different...like slackware!
    
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