i have windows 8.1 currently and i want to switch to Ubuntu especially or any Linux OS would be fine and my computer specs are as below:

Processor:Intel(R)Pentium(R)D CPU 2.66GHz 2.67GHz
RAM: 1.25GB
System Type: 32bit Operating System, X64 Based Processor

my PC is very old and as i am school student i dont need a PC better than this still i finish my schooling. Please suggest me a Linux OS,

I dont need Linux for gaming purpose but just for my programming place as such.


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  • u definitely need lubuntu – ptetteh227 Apr 11 '18 at 8:17
  • Bro But on the same system windows 8.1 works perfectly then why not Ubuntu? – Kiran Chavan Apr 11 '18 at 12:45
  • despite the l in lubuntu, it would run very very fast and at the same time still do everything ubuntu, kubuntu and the rest can do. I don't know much about windows but considering the specs if you need performance over desktop beauty go for lubuntu – ptetteh227 Apr 11 '18 at 13:00
  • Oh! So the latest lubuntu will work fine? – Kiran Chavan Apr 11 '18 at 13:27
  • yh. get the lubuntu 17.10 – ptetteh227 Apr 11 '18 at 13:37

Given the low specifications of your machine, I'd recommend you a lightweight Linux distribution. If you would like to get something ready to run out of the box, take a look at Lubuntu or Debian. Alternatively, you could use a distribution such as Arch Linux and install only the components that you require, thus building a system tailored to your needs. You could read through this Wikipedia article to get a full list of Linux distributions and find the one suitable for you depending on your requirements and experience.

  • But windows 8.1 works perfectly fine on that system! then why not Ubuntu? – Kiran Chavan Apr 11 '18 at 12:44

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