It’s been over a month since I took an old unused HP mini-tower from the Windows Vista-era and installed Lubuntu Linux. My hope was to add new life to an old computer and to be able to do some basic web surfing. As it turns out, this Lubuntu computer has become my workhorse and my go-to computer of choice.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have installed all of my Linux Steam games and they work, though Mechanic Escape is a little laggy. I’ve also added new software like Cheese for my webcam and Simple Screen Recorder for future videos involving my desktop. The next step will be to find a good video editing software.
I’ve also added a dock program called Cairo Dock. The Dock program reminds me of Rocketdock for Windows. Well that’s just me, I have to have a few toys on my computer and docks are toys and a useful tools.
In short, I’ve played music, played games, surfed the net, blogged, and edited graphics, all of those real-world functions that a person would do with a computer and Lubuntu has worked like a champ.
http://glx-dock.org/ ( Cairo Dock)
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/ (Simple Screen Recorder)
Cheese was downloaded from my Lubuntu Software center.
Games … Steam
Aside from the games, the rest of the software was free and I want to thank the Linux community for such fantastic software. That my friends is living with Linux…