We've got an old computer at home which has really been left unused for a few years it was the 'family computer' for a few years, and it is absolutely clogged down with programs, and runs so slowl. If you have a very old computer, trying the minimal install is a good idea before installing before installing lubuntu, you need to download the correct iso file that matches your hardware (cpu architecture. 4 lxle the website for lxle sums up their philosophy in four words: revive that old pc lxle is based on lubuntu and also uses the lxde desktop environment it is designed to be simple, familiar and elegant. [ further reading: the best free software for your pc ] 'lubuntu extra life extension' linux fans may already be familiar with lubuntu, a lightweight ubuntu derivative that uses the lxde desktop.
Hello si i'm trying to choose the best lightweight to bring some life to my parents old desktopthey have an old dell inspiron 530 with windows vistaceleron 450 22ghz single core2gb ddr2and i. Lubuntu is a lightweight distribution, but not nearly as lightweight as, say, puppy linux lubuntu can work on computers up to around ten years old. I just inherited from my neighbors an old pc with windows xp as the operating system would try to use it with ubuntu but i'm undecided on the version to install, the two versions that excite me the most are: kubuntu and lubuntu.
No i would use puppy linux as a last resort as its the best feature complete low resource distro out there, but i'd doubt you'll need to install that unless you have a pc that 20+ years old i just recently tested a 2004 pentium m with 12gb ram laptop and it ran xubuntu 1404 smoothly. With more powerful pcs and laptops being introduced, a large portion of the new software launched in the market is targeted for these machines users with old pcs have often eyed this new desktop. Lubuntu is targeted at old computers, so our best option for an installation media is to go optical - an old pc might not support booting from a usb the iso file for the latest version is larger than 700mb, so we will need to burn it to a dvd. 1204 precise pangolin was supported until october 2013 the lubuntu team did not offer a long term support release (lts) at this time the releases are available for intel, amd, amd64-mac and powerpc based computers. Writing about lubuntu 1004 in may 2010 damien oh of make tech easier said: if you are looking for a lightweight alternative to install in your old pc or netbook, lubuntu is a great choice you won't get any eye candy or special graphical effects, but what you get is fast speed at a low cost.
Lubuntu is designed to be fast and easy to use it has lots of applications for every daily need, while keeping your system light and responsive, being it ideal not only for old computers and netbooks, but for newer computers too making them lightening fast. Which means that it is basically lubuntu but tweaked for a specific purpose, to revive old computers in this case despite being lightweight linux distro, lxle tries to provide an intuitive ui and eye candies. Do you have an old laptop that is running slow are you searching for a lightweight operating system for your netbook here is a free list of lightweight os system that can operate without using much of pc hardware resources you can bring an old laptop back to life with these lightweight os once. Sparkylinux will work quite well on really old and just plain old old computers if you have an ancient computer then the razor-qt, lxde and jwm desktops are the ones to go for the minimum requirements are 256 megabytes ram for lxde, openbox and e17 or 384 megabytes for razor-qt. Leo laporte takes a call from doug in long island about the best operating system for an old pc for the full episode, visit .
Don't throw away your old pc just yet here's our pick of the best lightweight linux distros for older computers - and best of all, they're all free peppermint linux is based on lubuntu. By focusing on speed and energy efficiency, lubuntu is a perfect solution for your old pc with low hardware specifications lubuntu's website says that the os should run on the computers that. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface it is a linux system, that uses the minimal desktop lxde, and a selection of light applications. Lxle linux, revive your old pc lxle is a remastered version of ubuntu/lubuntu lts releases, using the lxde desktop interface lxle provides a complete drop in and go operating system coupled with style, speed and capability.
Lubuntu is a complete operating system that ships the essential apps and services for daily use: office applications, pdf reader, image editor, music and video players, etc if you need more, you can use the ubuntu software center to download the required app that suits your needs, for free. Lubuntu is targeted at pc and laptop users running on low-spec hardware that, in most cases, just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the full-featured mainstream distributions. Lubuntu or light ubuntu's user interface features the lightweightx11 desktop environment also known as the lxde lubuntu utilizes minimal lxde and incorporates light applications while personifying and presenting features from linux and ubuntu. Lubuntu is ideal for ubuntu users who are looking for the most lightweight ubuntu desktop system possible — or at least the most lightweight ubuntu desktop system possible without creating your own from scratch.