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Best Free Version of Linux for Older Laptop (Pentium M, 1.25 GB RAM) ?

What are the best or recommended free versions of Linux for an older Pentium M laptop with 1.25 GB of RAM ?  The version should install to the HDD, have updates including security updates available regularly, and then just be able to run some basic free apps and DVD codecs, be able to work with MP3 files (rip from DVDs, change bit rates, etc...), and be able to encrypt the entire drive (full disk encryption) ...

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Great, thanks all,
rindi

I can really recommend the 32 bit XFCE version of Makulu Linux. It is lightning-fast, runs well on older hardware, and has very good looks. It is probably the "nicest" Linux distro available, and very easy to use. It is based on Ubuntu, so you have all the Ubuntu packages available, but it works much better than Ubuntu. If you want the full featured version download the "Normal Edition", not the "Lite Edition":

http://makululinux.com/downloads/
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Sorry rindi, I just closed the thread just before your post - but I will look into that version as well,
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