I am very new to Ubuntu. The reason I came here and asked the question is that I lost my windows XP CD for my old laptop. My laptop has a P4 CPU, 1GB RAM and 50GB HDD (7200 rpm). I googled for the alternative OS to XP, and there were at least thousands of results returned. Yet, some of the experts in forum (MakeUseOf) recommended Xubuntu and Lubuntu. Here is the link:
But I am lost. What are Xubuntu and Lubuntu? Are they better than Ubuntu alone? I am just looking for a free OS with rich UI and easy to use for my old laptop.