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going to restore another rig...

Mar 26, 2008
1,115 (0.31/day)
System Name mystie
Processor intel Q9450
Motherboard gigabyte EP45 UD3P
Cooling coolit domino ALC
Memory 4GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) sapphire 4870x2
Storage 250GB barracuda, 1.5TB barracuda
Display(s) 15" phillips, HannsG HD 28"
Case custom built plexiglass cube
Audio Device(s) Creative audigy SE
Power Supply Silverstone Strider 700W
Software Vista home premium 64/ Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 64
this one is an 8 year old eMachine...the client knows nothing about computers, they just want "some kid games and educational stuff" so my first thought was Ubuntu (again) but the last time i fixed a old rig with linux it was still pretty dam slow...so im thinking xubuntu, has anyone tried it? is it really faster than ubuntu and does it operate the same?

wow i just found Puppy Linux...is it well supported file format wise?
Jul 1, 2005
5,196 (1.13/day)
Kansas City, KS
System Name Dell XPS 15 9560
Processor I7-7700HQ
Memory 32GB DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1050/1080 Ti
Storage 1TB SSD
Display(s) 2x Dell P2715Q/4k Internal
Case Razer Core
Audio Device(s) Creative E5/Objective 2 Amp/Senn HD650
Mouse Logitech Proteus Core
Keyboard Logitech G910
With smaller and faster linux's you're probably going to encounter a bit more of a slimmed down install, I've not used those distro's, but people may be happier with uBuntu than a computer that starts up a minute or two faster, but has fewer apps.

Plus, using uBuntu, if you use it on a future computer, they'll be familiar with it :)
Nov 22, 2007
1,396 (0.38/day)
Processor AMD x2 4000+
Motherboard Jetway M2A692 GDG
Memory 1 Gb transcend Ram DDR2 667
Video Card(s) IGP ATI x1200
Storage Hitachi 160 Gb
Display(s) LG 17" CRT Flatron E700S
Case Zebronics Sivaji
Power Supply 450W
You'll be amazed with what all is fit into puppy. Try it. Xubuntu is good too, it is as good as ubuntu.