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What is the best version/distro of Ubuntu for an aging IBM Thinkpad T60 laptop?

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marked as duplicate by Seth, Eliah Kagan, Kevin Bowen, Luis Alvarado Aug 8 '13 at 10:22

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What are the HW specs on it? That is, how much RAM? How fast is the CPU? – Adrian Keister Jul 24 '13 at 16:11
It is a core Duo Centrino processor 1.83 Ghz with 2 GB RAM. – Brigitte Jul 24 '13 at 16:43
Thank you Eliah, I will check out your reference. When I searched T60 and other keywords for helpful guidance before posting a new thread, it did not seem to return useful entries. Perhaps my search terms were not the best since I'm new here. – Brigitte Jul 25 '13 at 14:05

I always recommend to use Lubuntu as a leightweight Ubuntu version for Netbooks or aging Laptops. what cpu speed does your T60 has? there are many versions.

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Thanks for the reference, definitely will look into it some more though think I prefer a more robust version. Processor speed is 1.83 Ghz. – Brigitte Jul 24 '13 at 16:41

I have and use an aging T60 laptop with your exact specs. I use and recommend Ubuntu 13.04 using Unity. If you have corrupted attributes on you harddrive, I suggest you replace it. It is quite easy to do in a T60.

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I’m running ubuntu 13.04 (which is the latest version) on the following : CPU : Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz RAM : 1GB

I know it's very slow but it works fine if you are using for internet or movie and entertainment

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