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    Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    I'm new to Linux and I'm wanting to find the right Ubuntu version for my older laptop: Intel B960 processor (2.2 GHz, 2MB L3 cache); 4GB DDR3 Memory. Thanks to all who respond.

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    Re: Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    Often opinion based, but probably a lightweight flavor.
    Light weight flavors:
    Lubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Budgie
    https://ubuntu.com/download/flavours
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors

    Aspire E1-522 InsydeH20 Bios unlock - 7 min video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SkBFkzOW0A
    Acer E1-531 UEFI menus.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/65627-63-body

    Acer Trust Settings - details, some now report that then secure boot has to be on to set trust:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....2#post13369742 &
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2297947 &

    Acer ES1-331 laptops Strange differences at new installations
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2362511
    Acer Aspire ES1-512-C39M Details on supervisor password and settings to enable trust on ubuntu entries Also R14 model same fix
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...4#post13203044
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2290594
    Boot Parameter required
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/69580...tu-gnome-15-10
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    I'm with oldfred, choose one of the lighter distros.
    I run Lubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on an older (2007) HP Core Duo and it's fast and reliable.

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    Re: Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    The specs are a bit low for regular Ubuntu, but the lightweight flavours (Xubuntu, Lubuntu, ...) will be fine. There's no difference in security, available software or support, except that long term support releases of the flavours only get 3 years of support, compared to 5 years for regular Ubuntu.

    Use either the latest LTS (long term support) release, 20.04, or the latest interim release, 21.10. There's no difference in security, but 20.04 is more stable and 21.10 has more recent software. Normally I recommend the LTS releases to beginners, but as 21.10 is the last interim release before the next LTS release, it doesn't matter too much. Interim releases require regular upgrades, but you'll have to upgrade to the next LTS release anyway and you may like the newer software. 21.10 has more bugs though.

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    Re: Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    Quote Originally Posted by timgee2021 View Post
    I'm new to Linux and I'm wanting to find the right Ubuntu version for my older laptop: Intel B960 processor (2.2 GHz, 2MB L3 cache); 4GB DDR3 Memory. Thanks to all who respond.
    Choose the light weight desktop environment. This can be a big help into your machine. Your machine hardware is a little bit low of specification. That is why the community advises you to have light weight Linux Ubuntu Operating System Desktop.
    Hope it help. Good Luck and Welcome to the Linux World.
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    Re: Ubuntu Version for Aspire E1-531-4624

    Dual core 2.2Ghz isn't completely slow but I'd still use Xubuntu to give more resources to the applications you want to use.

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