Can i optimize old ubuntu for normal use


#1

hi, i found my old samsung n140 with ubuntu netbook remix, i think version is 10.10. i dont want any light os neither new ubuntu, it will be too much and i dont want win xp style. i am averafe user and i dont know to compile. i would like to optimize this system for normal use if it’s possible? thank you.


#2

You should use LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Ubuntu, 10.10 is not one of them and its end of life date is April, 2012 [1]

Using very old Linux distributions in desktop computer is not suggessted. At the end of the day, you need to install newer version of a package which depends on newer versions of dozen packages. It is not easy to backport newer packages. So, you should upgrade more recent LTS versions. [[2] (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades)]

On the other hand, if your computer performance is too bad with newer distributions and you don’t need new packages, security updates etc. you can continue to use an older distribution.


#3

i just need to instal some programs which i use, like kodi, jdownloader… and i am not sure how to this, i am also not sure about flash player, and i am average user as i say, is there some tutorial? should i try to backup everything or is it possible to install only things which i want :slight_smile: since i dont use very much programs