It's been seven years since I last played around with Ubuntu. My old eMachines T2792 box was running Ubuntu 10.04 and when I went to fire it up, it said updates were no longer supported and various other warnings. I decided to give the computer away, but first I wanted to get it working better.
So yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 16.04.3. Everything went smoothly, except the computer was incredibly s l o w and s l u g g i s h! 🙁
At least with 10.04, the computer was still pretty peppy - certainly OK for internet work, but 16.04.3 just isn't happening. I'm now going to try Ubuntu 12.04.5 and see if that's any better.
Well so much for that! 12.04.05 wouldn't fully install - tried two times.
Installing 10.04.4 in a few minutes. Hopefully that'll at least boot!
Installed 10.04.4 no problem, working as before