When you are trying to eke out a simple machine, there are a few things to think about:

  1. Ubuntu uses Unity which requires 3D acceleration. On a Atom Z550 this is unbearably slow.
  2. You can actually convert to LXDE with a simple `apt-get install lubuntu-desktop`
  3. Then when you log off then you can click on an icon and select lubuntu
  4. You then need the fastest browser you can find. Firefox was decent, but Chrome seems better
  5. Finally you need to `apt-get install gufw` which is the unified firewall
  6. Then you need to turn it on with `gufw` 
  7. Now what you turn it ON, as a minimum should be ssh

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