I am writing this post on an older IBM thinkpadÂ T30 running Xubuntu.Â Xunbuntu is a flavor of Linux that is easy to install and meant to run on older machines that donâ€™t have the same resources as newer ones. Â So far it is fast, clean, and pretty. Â The interface is Mac-like with frequently used programs in a customizable dock. Â I havenâ€™t even had time to play with all the software and there is a lot more available for download. Â I can watch youtube videos which was not possible on an older machine. Â Unfortunately the sound card is not functional (it wasnâ€™t before) so no listening to music but other than that I am very pleased with it.
This laptop is about six years old. It was running xp but barely, boggy and ugly. Â If you want to do a lot of graphics or are a heavy Microsoft Office user then this probably isnâ€™t for you. Â If you just want to be able to write, email, internet, play a few games – this seems to handle it beautifully. And it didn’t cost anything but a little time.