Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lubuntu on the Inspiron 1000

Time to dust off the trusty (and freaking old) Inspiron 1000...

Made the install on a 20 GB HDD, with 256 MB of RAM (the Inspiron has a Celeron @2.20 GHz).

It is barely usable (it took forever to install the updates right after the install), but I wanted to give it a shot, in order to get a taste of how Lubuntu performs and looks on my (really, really) ancient and under powered lappies.


  • Lightweight (Doh!)
  • Looks rather nice
  • Cursors are a piece of cake to configure like I want them
  • Somehow easy to remap the CAPS LOCK key to CRTL
  • Easy to configure in general


  • Windows are square, in the 4 corners

To Be Done:

  • Setup global Emacs keybindings
  • Remove the username from the login window

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