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My laptop has 1GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium processor. Which distribution would be best for it?

Specs are here.

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Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/50181/… –  Jorge Castro Dec 7 '12 at 16:31
    
I would recommend asking this question on Unix and Linux Stackexchange, they are more likely to be aware of the differences between Linux distributions. –  Flimm Dec 7 '12 at 16:48
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Welcome in Ubuntu Community :) Because your laptop can have only up to 1 GB memory I suggest you to go with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Time Support) 32 bit or 12.10 32 bit. Is should work out of the box. You can download it here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop.

It's important that you will install 32 bit version. You can find some discussion about 32 and 64 bit architecture here.

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While I don't think he would gain anything from installing a 64 bit kernel/distribution, the processor does appear to be 64 bit capable and can handle either. –  haziz Dec 7 '12 at 17:23
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With just 1Gb of Ram I would go with Lubuntu or maybe Xubuntu.

However it seems you have a display driver problem. Try a liveDVD or liveUSB to make sure everything works before installing.

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