what software do I need for basic operation

Asked by jack martin

What software do I need for basic operation.... I want to remove the unnecessary stuff..... every update I get is loaded in the system, some things don't work which I expected, is an old 40gig computer...

I have rhythmbox, open office, movie player for streaming country music, skype, limewire and firefox. I am working with wireless. does work with dialup and hard wired.

I love it, hasen't crashed and have been using all summer.

wish I had the guts to mount on my laptop, a dell b120. whadyathink,
Best regards

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Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said :

For old and low resource computers I think using Xubuntu (XFCE version of Ubuntu) is much better since the DE is very light and doesn't stress much on the CPU.

But I didn't quite get what you asked, what do you report is not working?

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jack martin (imfromleix) said :

my tower has a pentium 4.. and was an office unit..
my question was... what software do I need to do basic operations.... the unit runs great just wondering if I have extras in the system that will jam it up later..

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Clóvis Fabrício (nosklo) said :

That would depend on what one calls "basic operation".
Be able to compile a software is basic operation for me. But it may not be for you.
You have to identify software you don't use from the menu and remove it using synaptic.

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