Lubuntu or SolydXK

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  1. Traceguy

    Traceguy New Member

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    So I'm cleaning up a really old windows XP 32-bit computer and I decided it would probably be best to put Linux on it.

    I am most familiar with Ubuntu, however, Ubuntu seems like it runs slow on some computer and thus would probably be to slow on this older PC.

    I looked up some distros and it looks like Lubuntu is very popular because it's just like Ubuntu but it's lightweight for older/slow computers <--- the perfect solution

    I also found a distro called SolydXK which is suppose to be as nice (if not nicer) than Ubuntu. I can't find System requirements though.

    Off the top of my head the PC has 3.00Gb DDR1 ram, and about 2.8Ghz with some kind of Pentium 4 processor.

    Would SolydXK work well or should I go with the lubuntu?

  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    SolydXK is actually two versions. The X is the Xfce version and the K is the KDE version - they are based on Debian.

    It is generally accepted that LXDE is faster than Xfce4 (like Xubuntu) and certainly KDE (like Kubuntu).

    It might be throwing a spanner in the works but also look at LXLE - http://lxle.net/ ...

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