Microsoft Windows XP on vanilla AMD decTOP (Geode) – wished Linux GUI is this light

This is a continuation from my post of running Android on my AMD decTOP machine.

Of all Linux distribution that I tried, I found out that only Puppy Linux offered a usable GUI desktop environment on a plain vanilla AMD decTOP out of the box, but that is not without some effort on the installer side.

On the other hand, it is very easy to get Windows XP running on a plain vanilla AMD decTOP, without additional hardware upgrades. Here is my prove.

It seems Windows XP is more tolerant to low end desktops (or in this case, decTOP) than Linux operating system for fully GUI environment. Are we getting bloated?

AMD decTOP specs
Processor: AMD Geode GX 500, 366 MHz clock rate

How to disable touchpad in Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Here’s how to temporarily disable the touchpad control on Ubuntu Netbook Remix for those who were always accidently ‘clicked’ or ‘touched’ the touchpad while typing long sentences.

Disabling Touchpad

  • Go to the Ubuntu Netbook Remix main screen
  • Select ‘Preference’, then ‘Mouse’
How to disable touchpad

Untick the touchpad checkbox. The touchpad would be disabled until you you change the option back.