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I have an Asus EEE PC with a 1ghz intel atom processor and 1 gb ram with a 170gb hard drive. Which would run better ubuntu xubuntu or lubuntu? i had ubuntu for a few moments and it was really laggy and unresponsive.

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I have an Asus EEE PC 1000H (1.6 GHz Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD), which is very similar to yours and can say that Xubuntu works very well. I'd recommend it for anything running one of the older single-core Atoms (N230, N270, etc.).

  • Firefox works great, although if you save and restore entire sessions, it takes a few seconds (10-15) to exit or open and restore the sessions.
  • Youtube works well, 480p and even some 720p videos play smoothly.
  • The usual office apps (I installed LibreOffice) work well.
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Complete benchmark between KDE, GNOME, XFCE and LXDE:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_desktop_vitals&num=1

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It totally depends on the use of your machine. Check out this link, will help you in deciding http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/whichbuntu

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 24 '12 at 2:03
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I have a smaller eee, 512MB RAM and 8GB disk - IIRC it's an old celeron CPU. I ran EasyPeasy on it at the moment and it runs really well. (thought the info might give you a low benchmark)

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For real speed install openbox or fluxbox. Very lightweight. They don't have a variant.

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What do you mean when you say they "don't have a variant"? Lubuntu uses openbox as its window manager. Do you mean there's no variant of Ubuntu whose GUI is pure X + openbox? –  Eliah Kagan Aug 9 '12 at 23:21
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