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I've been using Ubuntu in my notebook for some time and I recently got a used netbook and I want to use Ubuntu on it. The problem is that it has really low hardware.

Look at the specs:

  • Processor: Intel Atom N270 @1.6GHz

  • RAM: 2GB DDR2 667MHz (not sure)

  • Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset (DDR2 400/533/667 MHz), Mobile Intel 82801GBM Chipset

Is Ubuntu 10.04.4 the best recommended? Can I use 12.04?

Thanks in advance and kind regards.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, con-f-use, hhlp, LnxSlck Feb 21 '13 at 10:58

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Before you install ubuntu, run the live version first to check your hardware compatibility. then install it. (I had some hardware driver issues with Acer aspire t3oo-desktop PC) better check it before you install it :D – Prasad RD Feb 21 '13 at 2:36
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I would not recommend Ubuntu 10.04. Ubuntu 12.04 might work with Unity2D

I would recommend a more light weight spin of ubuntu than the original. Xubuntu can be downloaded here

There is a derrivitive of Xubuntu that I absolutely love. It is called Voyager Linux. This is what I would most recommend. (Beware the sight is in french so use google translate)

If you are looking for an even faster and more minimalistic version Lubuntu is your best bet.

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Thanks, mate!!! – mkbu95 Feb 21 '13 at 2:34

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