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My computer, a HP d260 MT brand machine has the following specs:

  • Pentium 4 processor @3.0 Ghz
  • On-board Intel 82865G graphics controller
  • 1 GB RAM

Can you tell me please, which version of Ubuntu will work fine on my Pc, and what extra software will I need?

Thank you!

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Warren Hill, Eric Carvalho, Jorge Castro, Seth, djeikyb Jul 30 '13 at 8:34

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any older versions may work as i don;t want any lightweight versions – Sivakethan Jul 25 '13 at 15:57
Older versions are not supported anymore, so I don't think you should use them. – meskobalazs Jul 25 '13 at 15:59
would xubuntu work fine any will it not have any graphics problem? – Sivakethan Jul 25 '13 at 16:01
Xubuntu 12.04 32-bit is what you need. It has Long Term Support until April, 2017. Ubuntu would be really slow on your computer. – karel Jul 25 '13 at 16:03
It is hard to guess, but I think it will work fine. Older Intel chipset sometimes can be PITA, but usually they are OK. – meskobalazs Jul 25 '13 at 16:03
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There is a leightweight Ubuntu Verison called Lubuntu. I recommend this one.


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Or you may try Xubuntu too. More heavyweight desktop enviroments are not recommended I think. – meskobalazs Jul 25 '13 at 15:57
would xubuntu work fine any will it not have any graphics problem? – Sivakethan Jul 25 '13 at 16:03
can anyone tell me should i choose xubuntu 12.04 or 12.04.2 – Sivakethan Jul 28 '13 at 16:38

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