Sometime last fall I put Kubuntu on a laptop from 2005, and it worked. Could even watch Youtube videos directly in Firefox. I started out with xfce and lxde, but it worked even with actual KDE. (if graphics acceleration works, KDE is pretty efficient, it seems)
@Mr_Teatime Of course it depends on the hardware. A high-end notebook from 2005 may still be usable running Linux or even Windows today. This one was a low-end entry-class machine 15 years ago.
yep, makes sense. Not sure what hardware it was ... I managed to actually sell it for a few pounds after wiping it and installing Linux. Would have been mostly useless and dangerous with Windows XP still on it...
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