I'm using XP now in an old Dell PC. Here are the stats:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 Processor Count: 1 RAM: 1149 Mb Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 38091 MB, Free - 18046 MB; Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0U2575
I want to convert to Xubuntu 13.10 but now I get a lot of 'low virtual memory' warnings and I'd like to increase the memory from 2GB to 4GB. I want to do this before the conversion because this website (crucial.com) assess your computer and gives compatible memory stick recommendations (crucial.com does not do this for Linux). A computer knowledgeable person I know said it was not worth increasing the memory, but the way I see it, it can't hurt.
Anybody got any feedback on this for me? Think I should increase the memory from 2GB-->4GB or not? Thanks!
Sorry, all, got that RAM situation wrong (the specs are right). Am only thinking about upgrading to 2GB of Ram. (Thx for quick, excellent responses.)