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Posted April 19, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Just loaded lubuntu on a dell p4 2.8 with 512 megs of ram for the church library. Works great. Tried puppy Linux but it was a bit more complicated than I like. What lightweight distros do you all use?

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 05:40 PM

I've been using LXLE which is just a refinement and polish to Lubuntu.  It has some great wallpaper and I like the way it comes set up out of the box.  The developers really work to keep it light and fast.  The one thing I don't like is they use a script to check for updates so the update manager pops up, usually at the most inconvenient moments when I'm typing, but after a few days the timing goes out of range and it isn't a problem.  I have it installed on 3 of my 4 computers.


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Posted April 19, 2014 - 09:01 PM

when a member tries look something in the library they will not know how to how to use it - remember they are use to Windows

 

after they see how easy it is, they might how to try it on they home computers.

and they will be asking you for help

 

I been using Lubuntu on my laptop I have in my garage to look up help to fix something in the manuals and to the web

it is a old IBM T23 laptop with 256 mb ram, cpu 1.8 mhz, and 20 gb hard drive

it is slow but is works

 

the Lubuntu version I as using is 2 years old.  and I have done some updates, but not many

 

you do not have to do all the updates as them come out - if it is not being used for the web ( not networked)

 

to do any updates you can connect it to the web or just download the updates and copy them to a cd or thumb drive



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Posted April 20, 2014 - 01:44 PM

I know that most people with turn it on and go "What is this?" - part of that is intentional.  To those who are interested in learning there will be free computer classes offered.   :thumbs:


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Posted August 15, 2014 - 09:53 PM

Travis 

just checking to see how things are going on the church's pc

have to been teaching them how to use it



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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Those that used it made the transition fairly painlessly.  Other than figuring out the different applications to do work it has been a positive experience.  


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