I would like to like to install Ubuntu on my old HCL laptop. Its hardware specifications are as follows:
- Processor: Intel Dual Core T2080
- RAM: 512MB DDR2
- HDD: 80GB
- GPU: ATI Radeon Xpress Series
I've been running Windows XP SP3 here for quite a while and recently it has become really slow. Heck, I can't even use Firefox 15 without the occasional 5 min lag.
My question is should I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 10.04.4 LTS (Deskop version) on this laptop?
What I intend to use the laptop for: (after installing Ubuntu)
- 24*7 online seedbox
- Ocassional web surfing
- Basic file server
Thank you for reading this question. Kindly defend your answer.
EDIT: Best solution imo:
I've installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. It servers all needs:
- Mount external HDDs on boot - your very own NAS
- Samba File Server to access files from any of your devices