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Just want to check if my computer can run Ubuntu. It is an old IBM ThinkPad, so here are the basic stats I could find:

IBM 28832ZU 
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1300MHz 
Processor Speed 1.27 GHz 
Memory (RAM) 2048 MB 
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 
Operating System Version 5.1.2600 
Intel Extreme Graphics 2M

And here is some info pulled from the graphics panel

NTEL(R) EXTREME GRAPHICS 2 FOR MOBILE REPORT

Report Date: 06/28/2013 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 17:53:20 Driver Version: 6.14.10.3943 Operating System: Windows NT* 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Default Language: English DirectX* Version: 9.0 Physical Memory: 2038 MB Min. Graphics Memory: 8 MB Max. Graphics Memory: 64 MB Graphics Memory in use: 7 MB Processor: x86 family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5 Processor Speed: 1296 MHZ Device Revision: 2

  • Output Devices Connected to Graphics Accelerator *

Active Notebook Displays:1

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I would try Kubuntu or Xubuntu. I've had a lot of luck with those on my previously XP machines since they have a smaller footprint and have more functionality. –  JFA Feb 19 at 21:43
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Ubuntu would be quite slow, if running at all, on your machine.

I would recommend trying Lubuntu, which is much leaner than Ubuntu and will work well with limited resources. Here is Lubuntu's homepage : http://www.lubuntu.net/

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I'll have you know:

  • 512 MB RAM
  • 12 Year old Toshiba Satelite
  • No graphic card to mention

Other than when running 2 average programs at the same time, my laptop runs totally fine. Sure, it's slower than everyone elses, but with Ubuntu 12.04, this is the fastest I've ever been.

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I also have a low powered laptop with Lubuntu and all works great. Lubuntu is a light weight UI.

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