Linux Lite: Not So Lite Any More

Here’s an interesting article by a kinda desillusioned Technophobe, in which he confirms some of my points about Linux Lite.
“I can’t recommend it for either Linux novices or older hardware”
That’s what I’m saying since quite a long time. Let the n00bs folk install Mint and see them succeed.

Confessions of a Technophobe

I kinda missed an old former favorite, Linux Lite, so I revisited it just to see what’s new.  It installs effortlessly thanks to that awesome Ubiquity installer that I wish Debian-based distros would adopt!  The only thing is, do not select “Download Updates While Installing.”  It messes up and locks the installer, and only a hard restart frees up the computer.  Install it and then update it.  I know, it  supposedly takes longer, but if the installer locks up it takes a lot longer!

Next:  Boot up took a full 4 minutes on a perfectly good Dell Latitude D630 with more than enough RAM and processor speed.  Part of the problem is that Virtualbox / virtual-guest eats up abuncha resources during boot up, and in the friendly Linux Lite forums there are multiple threads about purging that stuff to improve boot time.  What the heck is virtualbox doing in there…

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