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Ubuntu 8.04 Or 7.10?


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#1 joe883

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 01:59 PM

I have Ubuntu version 7.10 on a slow computer. Would it be slower
updating and using version 8.04? There seems to be a conflict in which one
to use. Thanks.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:30 AM

Consider a different flavor of Ubuntu, as in Xubuntu. Gnome is a pig, on a limited machine you are better served by a different DE (desktop environment. Try LXDE or Xfce4 or another, lighter one. Plenty of info about. Keep us posted.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:22 AM

Consider a different flavor of Ubuntu, as in Xubuntu. Gnome is a pig, on a limited machine you are better served by a different DE (desktop environment. Try LXDE or Xfce4 or another, lighter one. Plenty of info about. Keep us posted.


Thanks, I tried Xubuntu and it does appear somewhat faster than Ubuntu, but I really have
a passionate dislike for Amorak player...I believe that's what Mepis uses also.
I like to lister to Shoutcast.com for background music and never could get it to work in Amorak.
I'll try one of the others you cited.

I actually open the saved stations from Shoutcast and play them using Movie Player. And I just
tried using Rhythmbox with the same results as Amorak. So, at risk or repeating myself,
I'll try the others you suggested.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:08 PM

I don't understand...Amarok is just a music (mp3, etc) manager. If you don't like it, don't use it. Uninstall it, even.The DE's are a different beast altogether. They are environments for your desktop that can come with default applications that give you functionality. Gnome, KDE, you know.

This is why I use Debian net install -- I build what I want, as I want it. There are a zillion other options - try Puppy. Or DSL. Or....take your pick.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

I'm not that much up on Linux etc. So, what I did was time some of the downloads in 7.10 and
went out for a while to let 8.04 do it's thing.....Should be finished shortly....I'll post back on the
speed as well as I can determine.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:50 PM

I now have Ubuntu 7.04 installed and it seems to the faster or 8.04 and
7.10...so I'll keep it for a while before upgrading. It does what I want an
OS to do...To upgrade on that old relic takes forever.
Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:22 PM

If your computer is slow, try Xubuntu, it's uses less resources




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