I have a very old laptop with the following specs:

Intel Centrino Duo @ 1.83GHz RAM 1.49 GB

Currently it runs Windows Server 2003 R2 (for some reason).

I want to install a Linux distro,(much preferably) Ubuntu.. in order to develop a Python/Django app.

Which Ubuntu version should I go for?

Please tell me if you need further info about the laptop.

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    Install lubuntu. – Pilot6 Jul 19 '17 at 11:52
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    To develop a Python/Django app I would not vote for Ubuntu at all. You can use a much more lightweight Linux distro. – pLumo Jul 19 '17 at 11:56
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    I would suggest Lubuntu too. How much RAM is there in the computer? If not more than 1 GB, it might be better with the 32-bit version, because it uses less RAM to run a particular program (compared to the 64-bit version). By the way, do you need a graphical desktop environment? If the answer is no, you could also install Ubuntu Server and add the program packages that you want. – sudodus Jul 19 '17 at 11:57
  • RAM is 1.49 GB. The processor is 32bit of course. And yes I will definitely use graphical enviroment – Danae Vogiatzi Jul 19 '17 at 11:59
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    Well, if the processor is 32-bit, you need to install from an i386 iso file. (I thought that all the intel 'duo' processors were 64-bit.) Good luck with Lubuntu :-) – sudodus Jul 19 '17 at 12:00

From the ubuntu wiki page concerning lubuntu

We have done many tests and we've found out that Lubuntu can be installed on a Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM, but such a system would not perform well enough for daily use.

With 256MB - 384MB of RAM, the performance will be better and the system will be more usable.

With 512MB of RAM, you don't need to worry much.

The default "Desktop" installer requires 384-800 MB of RAM (depending on selected options.) If you have problems, please use the alternative installer.

Click here to go to the lubuntu download page

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