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In Win Xp Firefox ,Google Chrome and IE crash very often (Due to some virus or something else).

My friend suggested I should install Ubuntu Operating System (As it is unaffected by most viruses).

Now My question is If I Install Ubuntu along with windows on the same Hard Disk - will it slow my computer even more because 2 Operating Systems are in the computer..or will it solve my problem.

Also Should I install Ubuntu 10.04 or Ubuntu 12.04

System Specs

AMD Sempron processor

2.21 Ghz 790 MB of RAM

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closed as primarily opinion-based by bain, Eric Carvalho, Sneetsher, Lekensteyn, Jorge Castro Jun 30 '14 at 19:57

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Normally installing new os won't effect existing os, so you can install ubuntu without any fear

Your system specifications are not enough to run ubuntu 12.04 smoothly . So I would like to suggest Lubuntu for your pc

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No issues installing/running two OS on same HDD. but before you do that be careful with your data in windows. you need to partition the HDD. suggest if possible to upgrade RAM to minmum 1 GB.(2G is recommended). You will find ubuntu to be faster than your existing OS. Hope that helps.

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