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____/ Sinister Midget III on Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 00:56 : \____

> On 2009-11-17, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ nessuno on Monday 16 Nov 2009 22:31 : \____
>>> <Quote>
>>> At last -- I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, 9.10, and it installed
>>> on my old PC like a charm.... I'm really happy. Suddenly this old
>>> machine is hot again. I'm really looking forward to playing around
>>> with this new operating system. It looks clean and beautiful.
>>> </Quote>
>>> The machine is several years old, and was a do-it-yourself job.  After
>>> all of DFS's posts, I thought 9.10 would
>>> never work.  Guess I was wrong.
>> Ubuntu has *always* worked for me on every machine, since 4.10. Out of the
>> box even.
> It always *worked* for me. But I had system hesitations in it like
> crazy until the 7 or 8 series. Maddening hesitations. Intolerable
> hesitations, even with the system load at .5 or less.
> Now they (all of the desktop versions) don't do it. But Eeebuntu did
> the last time I played around with it (3.0). Curiously, the Ubuntu from
> which it derived, which I think was 9.04, didn't do the same on the
> netbook, but the Ubuntu netbook remix did it, too. Now that Eeebuntu is
> moving away from Ubuntu those things may change. Not sure about the
> future of the Ubuntu NBR since I don't know of any plans to change
> where it derives.
> Now I have Debian testing on this device, and have no desire to change
> it for now.

I bet that less hardware works out of the box when it comes to laptops,
but I never tried.

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