[Novalug] More ? on Ubuntu, ATI drivers and Compaq Presario
macoafi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 15:06:04 EDT 2009
On Sunday 26 July 2009 2:34:42 pm Nino Pereira wrote:
> > I have 2 rechargers for old Compaq laptops. These are for machines
> > more than 4 years old.
> I have an old Dell portable running Windows 98, from maybe 2001 or so:
> its HD is Gb, but I didn't look much further that whether it boots. It does.
> Can such a machine run Ubuntu successfully? Is it worth trying?
If you don't mind waiting around, a Pentium II with 192MB of RAM *can* run
Ubuntu, though it's not anywhere near fast. 2001, you're probably looking at
a Pentium III and about the same amount of RAM. Don't try to run Firefox and
OOo at the same time, and you should be ok ;)
Personally, though, I'd put something lighter than GNOME on there. Fluxbuntu
may be the way to go. I went with Debian + Enlightenment 17. Did it
manually, but there's a distro caled Elive that's that combination.
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