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Thread: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

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    Question Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Specifications:

    System:
    Windows xp professional
    Version 2002
    Service pack 3

    Computer:
    Intel(R)
    Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40 GHz
    2.39 GHz, 512 MB of RAM

    Which would be better? Plus I have 29 GB on my hard disk and both installations require 17 GB of memory. Which should I use?

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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragi1992 View Post
    512 MB of RAM
    Lubuntu would be my choice.

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Definitely lubuntu if you have only 512mb of ram. Why 17GB on the hard disk? A flash install of either would take less than 5Gb and probably less than 4Gb after you get rid of all the unneeded language packs.

    Also, I would think 12.04 is probably better at this point as 12.10 is still new and the obligatory big post release bug fixes update apparently has not arrived yet.

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Can't go wrong (well, maybe you can) with lubuntu.

    However, I'm not sure you need either 17GB of memory or disk space.
    29GB of disk space is ample, though.

    Lubuntu is much lighter than Ubuntu in terms of graphics, so the 512MB of RAM should be fine. Ubuntu might tax the RAM past its limit, causing slow downs or freezes.
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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Another vote for Lubuntu. I'm running Lubuntu on a PIII w/512 MB. RAM. Lubuntu and a Chromium or Firefox session uses around 200-240 RAM. I've compared Chromium and Firefox on 'stronger' systems and don't see a noticeable difference in response times. Chromium on the marginal machine does seem noticeably more responsive than Firefox. I still prefer Firefox though.

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    another vote for Lubuntu

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Standard Ubuntu is a bit heavy for older computers.

    Another for Lubuntu.

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    Thank you all for answering my question. I really appreciate it and I am now installing Lubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    And when you have questions specific to Lubuntu, you could ask here and even sign up at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/
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    Re: Which should I get lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.10?

    I go with and am posting with Lubuntu.... see specs below...
    HP Pavilion dv6, Core i3-3110M, 6GB RAM, nVIDIA Geforce GT 650M, 640GB HDD: Win7 / Xubuntu 13.10 64bit

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