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Re: Lubuntu, energy efficiency and sustainable computing


My computer is not too old, but Ubuntu (gnome) and Xubuntu (xfce) is slow
for me. Lubuntu is faster and is a update SO, so i don't have to use a old
SO (like WinXP) to use decently my all day work. Other reason that makes
Lubuntu my default desktop is that is base on Ubuntu, a OS that i am very
familiar, i don't need to learn news things (except the GUI and lubuntu
default program).

2011/2/15 Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset <jpxsat@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hi John:
> 1)  Other Lubuntu users like me.  Did the environment factor into your
>> decision to start using Lubuntu?  Did you use it to bring an old machine
>> back to life?
> The reason i had to use this OS is that my machine was not working at all
> with XP and since with a P3 & 256 ram there's not a lot of OS that runs
> smoothly and are functional, i tried a lot of systems since i found it crazy
> to change a healthy machine because of it's OS! One day i found Lubuntu,
> tried it... and stayed with it since! For me, it has all the benefits of
> Ubuntu but it's very simple, clean... and really fast. Later, I even
> installed in a very old amd-k6 and runs nice.
> 2)  Some data indicating that Lubuntu is more energy efficient.  I've
>> seen some claims along those lines, but does anyone have any proof that
>> Lubuntu uses less electricity?
> I could not tell you with scientific proofs, but with Lubuntu my battery
> that has 10 years can work for more or less 1,6 hours (starting with the
> battery as power source) and i find it incredible... even once it lasted two
> hours, starting connected to AC power. With Ubuntu or XP is about 1 hour
> only.
> --
> >> jpxsat
> >> Ubuntu user #29.157 (Lubuntu 10.04)
> >> Linux user #522.597
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