Selection of appropriate operating system and in accordance with the hardware it needs to be considered. We have many options that the operating system can be used, but whether the computer hardware we can support that operating system, and now I see a lot of applications that consume memory programs so wasteful, especially those running on microsoft's operating system. I have long been using Windows XP and often made me wait a long time when running some applications that will be used.
Today I have switched to Linux operating system that offers a fast loading and memory consumption smaller. Choice of operating system I use is Xubuntu 9:10 (Karmic), where Xubuntu has a good performance with a short loading time. Xubuntu does not consume so much memory and can run on 128 MB memory.
Xubuntu packages on Debian-based packages maintained by Debian xfce team. Xubuntu is a part of the release 9:10 (Ubuntu Karmic) which uses the Linux Kernel 2.6.31.-20-generic and GNOME 2.28.1. Xubuntu has a good performance and fast to run on low memory when compared to Ubuntu which requires a minimum of 256 MB of memory.
Speed of loading of the Xubuntu operating system is faster when compared with windows xp I have been using. Before I have been using ubuntu but not so good performance on my laptop, so long loading and maximum performance less. Hardware specifications requested ubuntu higher when compared with Xubuntu.
Linux operating system is very fast growing and a lot to give us options such as Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian, Min Helena and many more. For those of you who want to use linux distro you should use an operating system according to the size of available memory, especially for those of you who have the hardware with low memory, and xubuntu is the right choice for low memory minimum 128 MB.