Re: [OxLUG] oxlug Digest, Vol 108, Issue 2

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Author: Peter Milne
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] oxlug Digest, Vol 108, Issue 2
Hi, I'm running Mate / Debian Jessie on an old Dell Inspiron which I'd
recommend, regards Pete

On 06/06/15 09:02, Curt Schroeder wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> The first step would be to simply try a different window manager in
> your existing Ubuntu installation. I have been using Gnome3 on a
> single core Athlon 64 4000+ for several years (11.04, 11.10, 12.04 &
> 14.04), because Unity was just too sluggish on my hardware. I did
> upgrade from 1 GB to 3 GB RAM a couple years ago, which also helped,
> but I still don't care for the Unity GUI. But, if you want to do a
> clean install and stay with Ubuntu, the suggestion to try Lubuntu is a
> good one. I use it in one of my virtual machines at work for testing.
> Best regards,
> Curt
> On 05/04/15 14:29, Paul Moore wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm looking for some guidance on distro choice. I currently use Ubuntu
>> on an Athlon 64 dual core 4400+ and would like to move to a lighter
>> weight distro. On this machine Ubuntu is sluggish, and I have always
>> found the look and feel of the UI to be poorer than that for Window XP.
>> A brief search shows that there is not much consensus, though a few
>> names recur. So I'd appreciate some experiences, perhaps ranking your
>> top three choices.
>> All the best,
>> Paul.