As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, one of the best reasons for switching to Linux is speed. Linux can breathe new life into an old computer that’s struggling to run Windows, extending its life and allowing it to remain usable for years to come.
Lubuntu is a distro that will do exactly that. A variant of Ubuntu, Lubuntu provides a faster, lighter experience than its parent distro while still offering all the advantages of Ubuntu: an easy install, lots of programs to choose from, and a wide variety of online help.
Lubuntu can be obtained in a couple of ways: You can order a CD and have it mailed to you, or you can just download the distro yourself and burn it to a CD. Ordering a CD saves you from having to download a large file, which is something to consider if you have a slow Internet connection. The cost is negligible, too: At the time of writing, OSDisc.com is selling a CD containing the latest version of Lubuntu for $2.35, plus a couple bucks in shipping. Read the rest of this entry