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Could you point the more convenient Ubuntu version and where to obtain it to fit with this hardware?

Hi Experts

Could you point the more convenient  Ubuntu version and  where to obtain it to fit  with this hardware?
(an old laptop)

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Thanks in advance!
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Eduardo Fuerte
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Eduardo Fuerte
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Andre MarschalekCommented:
hi
i am not quite sure i understand your question and you only show us Windows CPU information but not the much more important Hardware Model and Manufacturer/Vendor or implemented devices from device Manager

Basically if its a laptop or vendor specific PC you would have to take a look at the support area of the Manufacturer for Linux support
a general available Ubuntu is available on the Ubuntu website Get Ubuntu
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Andre
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
On a system with a CPU this old you are in something of a cleft stick.

There have been numerous security updates to Debian (and thus to ubuntu, which is based on Debian) over the past 20 years.  The important security updates are seldom propagated back into "obsolete" releases.  It is extremely imprudent to run old releases of Debian except on systems without internet access.

But on the other hand, Debian keeps getting bigger and demands more resources to run it.  Systems used to run in 4 Mbyte with a Pentium 1 and a 40 MB disk; now the bare minimum for a command-line system is 128 MB, a Pentium IV and a 500 MB drive and even more for a GUI system.  So you would really want an older release that matches the hardware better than the current release.

This Celeron and the equivalent-class Core 2 CPU are both rated poorly as far as performance against modern CPUs; the Celeron at 0 out of 10, the T7250 at only 1.3 out of 10.  That doesn't bode well for running a current release of ubuntu.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Duo-T7250-vs-Intel-Celeron-550

In this situation I'd try to install the current release (Xenial) and see if it runs acceptably.  If not, you will have to drop back to an earlier release and harden the security as much as possible within the limits of most security patches not being available for old releases.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/xenial/
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dfkeCommented:
Hi,

The regular Ubuntu will probably install but eat up all the resources.

A nice alternative is that you can install Lubuntu on your system. It should run just fine.

You can download the latest version here.

it's based on Linux Kernel 4.13 and Ubuntu 17.10, so it's a proper modern Linux distro – it's just shed all unnecessary weight, in the manner of a rally car having all but one of its seats removed.

The OS follows the same release schedule as mainstream Ubuntu, and requires at least 512MB to run – but for smooth running, try to use a machine with at least 1GB of RAM. It’s available in 32-bit and 64-bit incarnations.

The unique selling point of Lubuntu is its compatibility with Ubuntu repositories, which gives users access to thousands of additional packages that can be easily installed using the Lubuntu Software Center.

Cheers
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
I wonder if your question is not worded wrong...

Is it perhaps "Could you point the more convenient Linux version and  where to obtain it to fit  with this hardware?"

For us to recommend a lite-weight Linux, we need to know what you are planning to do on this laptop
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Hi

Thank you for your replies by now.

I attached 02 AIDA's reports to give you better details about the LAPTOP.

To be more specific about the use: I'm planing to become more familiar with Linux SO  (Ubuntu) and then install LAMP (Apache/ PHP) to start using it to better know how to deal with this technologies on this environment.
Aida_Report.htm
Aida_Report_2.htm
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
After a better reading on your replies.

It looks the 02 better options I have:

Lubuntu -   Doubt: what's is better 32 or 64bits on my specific hardware?

or

Xenial
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dfkeCommented:
Hi,

64bits is capable of adressing more RAM than 32bit.

Take note that Xenial  uses the gnome desktop which requiers a minimum of 4GB ram and a Graphical card with at lease 256MB ram to run smoothly.

I would go for Lubuntu and LAMP.

Cheers
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the help!

I'm going try to install and maybe return back with new questions...
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Could you give a look at

Lubuntu instalation
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
...now accessing from Lubuntu.
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