I have an old computer which has 512MB RAM and 128MB Graphic card. It has windows 95 currently, it loads fine but it has some issues with Internet connection and pendrive. I am tired of solving problems.

I booted live CD of Ubuntu 10.10. It loads slow and some display problems. But it resolved my internet problem and pendrive. So I want install Ubuntu which is equivalent to windows 95 in boot, application load, graphics level. Can anyone suggest Ubuntu version? What about Xubuntu?

  • Sorry my system has 320 MB RAM – Rahul Tapali Nov 14 '12 at 6:42

I would say use Lubuntu. It will perform better on your system specs.



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  • I ran Lubuntu for a while on a laptop with 256Mb RAM, which it did reasonably happily. When the price of RAM dropped, I popped in a 1Gb bar, and it was very happy. I also used it on an old desktop for a while which had sufficient RAM to run vanilla Ubuntu, but it was difficult to configure. Lubuntu ran effortlessly, faultlessly, no tweaking from me required. I now run Linux Mint Xfce on the laptop, and it seems about equally snappy as Lubuntu. – Dɑvïd Dec 31 '13 at 21:25

I think you should try XUBUNTU which uses lightweight XFCE desktop enviroment and is based on UBUNTU.

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  • Particularly unless you can add more RAM. – david6 Nov 14 '12 at 8:14
  • Hey I am trying to install xubuntu and getting some graphics not initialized error. – Rahul Tapali Nov 14 '12 at 8:24
  • Try using Lubuntu 10.04 LTS, or best alternative is Puppy Linux. – KashmirHackers Nov 14 '12 at 10:45
  • What would be the minimum graphics and RAM required for Lubuntu. I am asking this because I am trying to install Xubuntu it works fine in my laptop. But it loads too slow(as ubutntu 10.10) in my old desktop. I have downloaded lubuntu 12.10. can i install it? or u want me to download lubuntu 10.04 – Rahul Tapali Nov 14 '12 at 11:11
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    @clickit - I would use lubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 and not 10.04 – laurent Nov 14 '12 at 13:03

I suggest you to have ubuntu minimal installation . then install basic gui.

if you like to have cli then it needs only 70-100MB .

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