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May 25, 2017

Advice on flavour of Linux/Ubuntu etc for my spec machine please


Hello everyone!

Pretty new(ish) to Linux - the only experience I have is a recent installation of Ubuntu on an old MacBook, which worked fine.  What I am after now though is advice on which flavour of Linux I should install on another machine, this time it's a Laptop PC.

I have a wonderful old Dell Latitude C840 laptop which I powered up for the first time in over a decade this evening, and apart from having to use a password reset tool (as my memory has faded - you try remembering a 12 yr old password!! haha) it booted perfectly into XP. 

The spec of the Dell is not brilliant, 1.8GHz, 800MB RAM with ample HDD space.

So what would your advice be please as to which flavour of Linux to install on this machine? I am happy for it to be a Linux only machine and don't mind if I lose everything off the Dell.

Hope someone can help, many thanks


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