Re: Which distro edition etc to replace 10.04?
You should care. No updates mean... "Hello world. My front door lock is broken, so come on in and help yourself to whatever you like."
Originally Posted by TygerTung
No supported version of Ubuntu is going to run well on your box. It is lacking the resources that Ubuntu takes for granted to be present in an even moderately powerful modern system. Unity is entirely 3D after 12.04, so you no longer even have the fallback option of Unity 2D. Like BlinkinCat, I strongly recommend that you stick to Xubuntu. Lubuntu will be even faster, but it looks very yesteryear--little better than Win XP. It is actually the best choice in terms of resource usage, but you will have to accept its Spartan interface if you want a fast system.
You are better off with another distro entirely rather than an end-of-life version. Try CrunchBang, Bodhi, Puppy or SliTaz, but do not stay with 10.04 unless you like the idea of being owned.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just tell me.