I had an old Intel Desktop Board D410PT (mini-itx with Atom processor) that I decided to set up with Linux and chose Ubuntu 12.04.
Seems its was a bad idea, because the 32 bit server version did not install at all, blew up at installing base.
The desktop is installed, but takes 10s of seconds to react to mouse clicks. I have to watch while the menus paint 3 odd times (getting more intense etc) before I get an active menu.
I read problems and lack of support for the board might be the issue. Graphics chipset is Intel® GMA 3150 if that helps.
Is there a version of Ubuntu that will run on these old Atom boards? I actually just want to be able to run Python as I am working on robotics doodles using ROS and I just wanted to get away from VMPlayer on my laptop.
How far back do I need go?
Do I need to move away from Ubuntu?