Posted: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 | Tagged: lubuntu.
And Lovely. Or Laudable. Or … other wonderful things beginning with “L”!
My old Toshiba laptop was badly in need of help. It’s a Satellite Pro A100, with 1.40GHz CeleronM processor, 40Gb harddrive, and 1Gb RAM.
Windows had long ago ceased to run on it (although to be fair, in those days it had just 256Mb RAM), so I had been using the 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” release of Ubuntu on it. This was quite nice and gave me a usable machine. But the audio was flakey, and it was getting old. Unfortunately, the version was no longer supported, but it was the most recent release of Ubuntu this machine would run.
That all changed this month, with the release of Lubuntu 11.10. Lubuntu beautifully meets the project objective “to create a variant of Ubuntu that is lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient” than any other. And so it seems to be.
This machine now not only runs, it has zip! And up-to-date apps. And a bright future! “W00t” is, I believe, the technical term. :)
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