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February 26th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Hey guys i was wondering if it is better to install ubuntu or lubuntu on my laptop which is running win 7. How do i even start?? Any help thank you!!

February 26th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Could you tell us a little more about your laptop's hardware? (CPU, RAM, GPU, etc).


February 26th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Sure i have the HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40 GHZ
2.40 GHz

Installed memory (ram) : 6.00 GB (5.80 GB usuable)
sytem type : 64 bit operating system

February 26th, 2012, 08:19 PM
It's totally up to you: whatever you feel most comfortable with!
Start off with ubuntu as it is, play around with it and get a feeling for it; then you can always get another window manager such as lxde or xfce.
On my part, I got tired of Unity and switched to xfce, which is mor lightweight, albeit a little less "shiny". Simply by going

$ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

I guess its the same with lubuntu (use lubuntu-desktop instead (please confirm, can't check atm)). Then you can choose, on startup, which WM to use just by clicking on the cogwheel-icon. Just google for "linux window manager" and you'll be spoilt for choice.

But your machine will cope with any of the available options, if that's what your afraid of.


February 26th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Ubuntu Desktop Edition 64bits will run perfectly on that hardware. I would recommend it.

Just my thoughts.

February 26th, 2012, 09:07 PM
You can download Ubuntu from here (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download). The page also gives instructions for trying it and installing it.

February 26th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Thread closed. Duplicate here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1931909