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I have an old desktop that came with XP and I decided to install Lubuntu on it. Fast but the UI becomes partially invisible especailly lists and images.

Can anyone suggest a fix or another UNIX OS that's just as fast? I tried messing around with the themes but it seems it might be a display driver (problem?).

Gateway Desktop, Pentium 4
512 RAM
80GB WD-HDD

Also, it appears any browser running on Android/Linux can't send POST request to this board. They all just fail. Tried 100 times and only the ones on Windows work
Post 20 Sep 2014, 00:12
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partedmagic,
alpine linux,
mini win7 and mini win8
Post 20 Sep 2014, 06:08
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http://www.salixos.org/
xfce or openbox

PS firefox on windows, linux or bsd or whatever should run the same (at least for the network part)
Post 20 Sep 2014, 12:45
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Same shit but minimal. Also, having problems connecting to my wi-fi using wicd network manager.

Connects but instantly drops the connection. Fucking failOS. Lol.
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OSes succeed or fail based upon their driver support. If only Linux had the support of the hardware makers ...
Post 21 Sep 2014, 09:11
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gens



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well.. it does from most

tipedef, linux had support for avx and similar extensions way before any other os
most even before the first cpu's got out

problem drivers are broadcom and some niece ones
open source nouveau driver for nvidia cards is buggy so if you have nvidia use their official driver
(ati one is much better; there is also a binary one)
Post 22 Sep 2014, 10:24
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All of the OSs I tried ( Ubuntu, Lubuntu and Salix ) do recognize my Wi-Fi adapter without the need to install drivers. But the problem was with wicd network manager in Salix. Apparently it doesn't like WEP. Changing to WPA works without disconnections.

I ended up installing Windows 7 Ultimate lol. Runs even better than those 3.

failOS still.
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sleepsleep
yup, i agree in term of power management,
similar usage, browsing,

from win 7 to win 8.1, i got extra half hour battery

linux means minus half hour from win7 battery usage.
Post 08 Oct 2014, 23:43
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revolution, i would like to add "how pretty it looks" and "what default programs there are" to your list

sleepsleep, there are a couple of reasons for that
mostly graphics related, that will get better with the next display server called wayland and the drivers getting better PM (soon, closed source ones have already)
one of other reasons is that many chips don't get put into power-saving mode
if it is a problem for you, you can install powertop that lists all that and lets you turn them on/off (in console, as root)
what powertop does can be exported into html then converted into a shell script to run at boot
Post 09 Oct 2014, 15:12
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Have you looked at Xubuntu? It uses the XFCE interface witch is pretty non-demanding.

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Also, it appears any browser running on Android/Linux can't send POST request to this board. They all just fail. Tried 100 times and only the ones on Windows work


What??? /postingfromlinuxmachine

What browser are you using?
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I was using firefox and latest chrome on (Lubuntu/Salix/Ubuntu).

FireFox, Chrome and Stock browser on Android. They all failed. I could GET but not POST

Windows version of Chrome and Firefox work flawlessly. It appeared as if it was a timeout problem. Anyway...
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