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Re: Another flawless Ubuntu installation

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____/ dennis@home on Saturday 27 December 2008 13:39 : \____

> "Tattoo Vampire" <sitting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:gj4422$eqh$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Ancient Pionex machine circa 2002 or so... decided to fix this one up for
>> my ex-wife (we're still friendly), who wanted a PC but balked at the "new"
>> Vista - she is not very technical and never will be.
>> Set the BIOS to boot from CD, dropped in the Ubuntu disc, and in about 20
>> minutes had an operational system with all hardware working flawlessly.
> Which disk?
>> It's worth noting this machine only has 256 MB of RAM and a 500 Mhz
>> processor. While not a speed demon, it's certainly responsive enough for
>> web-surfing and general applications.
> Its worth noting that recent Ubuntu releases won't install in 256M of RAM
> from the live CD.

I installed 7.04 on my older box at home and it has just 256MB of RAM. The Live
CD flew. Once installed, It works like a charm, even with Compiz using the
onboard graphics acceleration.

6.06 is supported for quite some time to come, whereas 7.04 has just reached
EoL (can upgrade it in-place, so RAM is not an issue).

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