How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release?
I have a very old laptop (6-7 years) with a 1.6 Ghz Intel processor and 512 Mb DDr2 of RAM and I was wondering if I can keep this version of Ubuntu (9.04) installed on it. I've installed the 11.10 version but it's extremely slow on my laptop, some times it even hangs if I open more than 3 tabs in Firefox. My main problem is that I can't update any of my drivers or even install new ones since this version that I'm using is outdated. At the moment I'm using a freshly installed Ubuntu 9.04 with zero updates because when I installed 11.10 I chose to do a full format over it since I had almost nothing important on my hard disk worth keeping.
(I remember that when I first installed Ubuntu 9.04 and successfully connected to the internet, everything was easy.)