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Will my old rig be ok for Xubuntu?

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  1. MohawkAngel

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    Intel Celeron (256k:cache) (100mhz:FSB) 1.2 gig

    640megs PC133 with shared onboard video of 8-16-32-64 megs

    Onboard sound and lan

    20.1 gigs Caviar IDE-100

    Matshita CD-RW from an Apple PowerMac G4

    Samsung floppy 1.44 meg

    Tried Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and I experienced too much lag. CPU always at 100% and memory 40%.
    Heard Xubuntu is for old rigs.

    Thank you guys for a quick answer because I am on it right now and it sucks. Would install Xubuntu before tonight if its ok.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Lord yes. It'll run very well at that. I used xubuntu daily for some time at a much slower rig (Celeron 600Mhz and 256MB RAM).
     
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    What is the maximum onboard video shared memory I could go with the 640 megs and is there any way to install Windows XP games on it like some old Half life and stuff like that ?
     
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    I would go for as low as possible. No need for a lot on a simple desktop environment.

    And for running windows things there is Wine. It's pretty easy to work with. Not all things work from start though, you might have to tinker quite a bit before it works.
     
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    32 is the max, it will eat up too much mem otherwise
     
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    what onboard video is it? and tbh... for windows games i'd probably just dual boot with win2000 or 98se, although you'd be fine with xp.

    btw an older game you should try out on it would be Descent 3, half life is a good choice too!

    edit, is this the spare parts comp you posted about a while back?
     
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    @ Bruce
    Yes it was. Its rolling fine now and going on the web but with a 100% cpu useage always.
    Onboard SIS Video
     
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    Check your active processes to see which are eating all the cpu time.
    You shouldn't be at 100% cpu when just browsing the web or whatnot.
     
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    Ill look for it another time i erased win xp pro and installed xubuntu now :p
     
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    Works fine :) Testing it now and love the features its fully loaded and even xirc in it :p
     

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