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    Best Version for 512 MB memory

    I have a Toshiba laptop with only 512MB RAM. User just wants it for Internet and Email. WHich is the nest version to use for such an older machine? Thanks!

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    Re: Best Version

    Lubuntu
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    Re: Best Version

    That was quick! Thanks!!

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    Re: Best Version

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
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    Re: Best Version

    Lubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Best Version

    Quote Originally Posted by 1clue View Post
    Lubuntu 12.04
    should never be recommended, as it is out of support and hence a security breach. 13.10 is supported and might even perform better.

    You could try a core install if you want something even lighter.
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    Re: Best Version

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    should never be recommended, as it is out of support and hence a security breach. 13.10 is supported and might even perform better.

    You could try a core install if you want something even lighter.
    How so? It's LTS right?

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    Re: Best Version for 512 MB memory

    No, as I wrote it's unsupported. There's no LTS for Lubuntu.

    Ubuntu has five years and Xubuntu three.
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    Re: Best Version for 512 MB memory

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    No, as I wrote it's unsupported. There's no LTS for Lubuntu.

    Ubuntu has five years and Xubuntu three.
    But it uses the same repos as Ubuntu 12.04 so almost everything will be supported, the only things not supported would be LXDE specific things. Not sure how risky it is to run those.

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    Re: Best Version for 512 MB memory

    It has been discussed many times. No matter if the risk is big or small it's not worth the experiment.

    If long time support is important Bodhi Linux is a better choice.
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