lubuntu vs Windows

How does lubuntu compare to Windows? Why is lubuntu a good alternative?

lubuntu Hardware Requirements vs Windows Hardware Requirements

What are the hardware requirements of lubuntu compared to Windows?

Requirements Windows 32 bit Windows 64 bit Lubuntu up to 14.10 Lubuntu (Minimal Alternate Version) Lubuntu (Current)
Processor 1 GHz 2 GHz 512 MHz or faster 266 MHz 1 GHz, 32 or 64 bit
RAM 1 GB at least 2 GB 128 MB 512 MB (running), 1GB recommended*
Hard Drive 16 GB 20 GB 3 GB 6 GB
Graphics Card Graphics card with DirectX 9 and WDDM 1.0 controler support Graphics card with DirectX 9 and WDDM 1.0 controler support no fancy graphics no fancy graphics


*For Internet services like Facebook, Youtube, and Google Docs about 1 GB RAM are needed. For local programs like Libre Office and simple browsing habits 512 MB RAM are usually sufficient.

lubuntu Applications vs Windows Applications

What pre-installed applications come with lubuntu and how do they compare to Windows software? Below is comparison table with a list of pre-installed applications and Microsoft Windows software.

Function Windows Software Lubuntu Application
Sticky Notes Microsoft OneNote Xpad
PDF Viewer Adobe Reader Evince
Spreadsheets Excel Gnumeric
Word Processing MS Word Abiword
Scanner Simple-scan
Partition Editor Disk Manager Gnome-disk-utility
Screensaver Scrnsave.exe Light-locker
Webcam Utility Driver-related Guvcview
Character Map Gucharmap
Screenshot Tool Integrated in System Scrot
System info Integrated in System Hardinfo
Image Editing Paint Mtpaint
CD Burner No Xfburn
File Manager Explorer Pcmanfm
Calculator MS Calc Gcalculator
Audio Player Windows Media Player Audacious
Video Player Windows Media Player Gnome-mplayer
Torrent No Transmission
Messenger Microsoft Lync Pidgin
Email Client Outlook Sylpheed
Browser Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox
Editor Notepad/WordPad Leafpad
Zip File Manager Integrated in System File-roller
Terminal cmd.exe Lxterminal
Image Viewer Windows Media Center Gpicview


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