Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"I have an old Dell laptop running Windows XP, would like to run Ubuntu on it"

I was skimming through google+ and found a post with that title.

My view on that is if your laptop is quite old it definitely have an old GPU which means you are not going to get the optimal performance with Ubuntu that you might be getting with Windows XP because you are trying to replace the OS on your system that was created in 2001 with one from 2013.

My suggestion to those such people is that try Ubuntu 12.04 and if you find things slow switch to the 'Ubuntu 2d' session from the login screen, you will have things pretty smooth. So you get to use a very modern OS on a relatively old system, isn't that great ?