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Postby benchfrooser » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:05 pm

Hallo I´m new to Linux and I want to know if there is a easy update-funktion from the XFCE CE Beta 2008 to the final release?
Should I install the Beta version of XFCE on my friends (old) PC or 8.04 Xubuntu?

Thanks for the answers.

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Re: Update

Postby Fornhamfred » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:02 am

Firstly I cannot answer whether there is an easy update but I very much doubt it as the beta version is really for testing only.

As far as what is best to install, it very much depends on what the specification of your friends old pc is.
Perhaps you could list the full details.


Re: Update

Postby benchfrooser » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:46 am

He has a 2.66Ghz Pentium with 256MB RAM.

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Re: Update

Postby lancern » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:30 pm

benchfrooser wrote:He has a 2.66Ghz Pentium with 256MB RAM.

My PC is a 1.8 pentium with 512 of ram..I have used mint xfce beta 8 and xubuntu 7.10 and now using xubuntu 8.04 ..
I was happy with the proformance of all 3..tho 8.04 does use a bit more ram than 7.10 did..with the same services disabled..
8.04 is using about 115 mb on boot up..and 7.10 was using 95 mb...
From what I understand you will not be able to use upgrade manager to upgrade from beta 8..I prefer not to use beta editions long term..
thats why im using Xubuntu atm..

But if your new to linux you may find setting up xubuntu a pain..I know I did the first time I tried it..just a simple little thing like playing a mp3 song
can turn into a nightmare for someone brand new to linux :lol:
So Mint all the way if your new..


Re: Update

Postby benchfrooser » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:03 pm

Thanks for the answers. I will wait for the final release of XFCE 4.0 to replace his windows XP.

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