Hi :)
Yeh, the KDE people put a serious amount of work into it a lot lighter and
faster. Initially i only tried it out for a laugh but i was quite
flabergasted at how phenomenally slick it had become.
Regards from
a Tom :)



On 23 February 2018 at 18:11, David Burleigh <david.burle...@gmx.com> wrote:

> It's interesting to hear of Kubuntu working well on an old machine.
> When I last tried using it a few years ago, Nepumuk and Aconadi bogged
> it down so much that it became unusable.
> On Fri, 2018-02-23 at 16:42 +0000, Tom Davies wrote:
> > Hi :)
> > Would Gnome Office (ie Abiword and Gnumeric) be better?
> >
> > Also last time i tried distro-hopping on 'old' machines i found that
> > Kubuntu was much faster and lighter-weight than even Lubuntu and
> > Xubuntu.
> > There was a ton of stuff to figure out and apps etc to add o really
> > get the
> > most out of it but the default set-up looks really swish and is very
> > usable.  Perhaps best to let the new owner enjoy their own voyage of
> > discovery.  Kubuntu uses a different office suite and i found that
> > so light
> > and fast that i didn't bother to try out LibreOffice on it.
> > KOffice/Calligra uses the same file-formats as LibreOffice.
> >
> > Regards from
> > a Tom :)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 23 February 2018 at 14:43, M Henri Day <mhenri...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 2018-02-23 3:02 GMT+01:00 Tim-L <webmas...@krackedpress.com>:
> > >
> > > > I am getting an old HP desktop, that originally WinXP, ready to
> > > > give
> > >
> > > away.
> > > > It has 64-bit AMD 3300+ CPU, 512MB ram, and only 160GB
> > > > drive.  It was an
> > > > original Windows XP 32-bit OS system on a 64-bit hardware. Since
> > > > it needs
> > > > ALL of the old user's info removed, and XP OS "damaged", It was
> > > > better to
> > > > just make it a Linux system - for security reasons.
> > > >
> > > > I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04 64-bit on it.  Their specs
> > > > stated
> > > > 32-bit would be best but the system keeps failing due a SIS630
> > > > "module
> > > > missing".
> > > >
> > > > So with these specs, what is the newest version of LO you would
> > > > install?
> > > > With this low RAM, it may not be able to handle the newest
> > > > versions. As I
> > > > type this, the old system is now in the "software updating"
> > > > cycle.  So,
> > >
> > > it
> > > > is installing the newest LO that is in Ubuntu 16.04's
> > > > repository.
> > > >
> > > > To be honest, this system is a little old for my needs, but for
> > > > a free
> > > > giveaway system [HP desktop, keyboard, mouse, and a HP "square"
> > > > 15 inch
> > > > monitor], I do not have any parts to upgrade it and do not want
> > > > to buy
> > >
> > > any
> > > > hardware for it.
> > > >
> > > > So, what is the newest version I can install without and
> > > > problems?.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Tim, if you've managed to successfully install 64-bit Ubuntu MATE
> > > 16.04 on
> > > this system, you should be able to install and run any version of
> > > LO - why
> > > not take the latest, 6.0.1 (or 6.0.2 to which LO just updated
> > > itself via
> > > the PPA om my Linux box) ? The only thing I'd recommend beyond
> > > this would
> > > be installing a bit more RAM. Even if you've made clear that you
> > > don't wish
> > > to buy any hardware for it, you should be able to obtain some used
> > > DDR-2
> > > sticks, which the motherboard is almost certain to support, for
> > > next to
> > > nothing, which would make a great deal of difference in how you
> > > experience
> > > the computer (the system requirements for 64-bit LO 6.0.1 are
> > > listed as 256
> > > MB RAM, with 512 MB recommended)....
> > >
> > > Henri
> > >
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