What Ubuntu is best for Lenovo Laptop?

Martinx - ジェームズ thiagocmartinsc at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 17:53:21 UTC 2014

Go for Ubuntu 14.04 *32-bit*, since you have 2G of RAM.

Kubuntu is based on KDE Desktop, not GNOME (or Unity).

Also, since your laptop is a bit old, you can try Xubuntu or Lubuntu (less
resource intensive).


On 24 April 2014 14:42, GaryTaig <taig at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

> We have a Lenovo Thinkpad that runs WinXP and I want to load the most
> suitable version of Ubuntu.  Not necessarily the latest.
> ThinkPad R500
> Core 2 Duo P8400
> 2.26 GHz
> 2048MB RAM
> BIOS V207 (Feb 2009)
> Is there a Ubuntu that's likely to load and run without mishap?
> I'm not keen on the latest; 14.04 sounds nice but there is no time for
> experimenting, or trying to discover why a broken installation isn't
> working.
> It will be used on the Internet, has WiFi and Bluetooth etc. and can boot
> from a CD.  Has plenty of USB slots but appears NOT to be able to boot
> directly from USB... only from a USB diskette.
> Is Ubuntu the most suitable?  I've been running it on a desktop machine
> for several years, I think the first version was about 7 or 8, currently
> 10.04 LTS.
> What is Kubuntu?  Have seen it mentioned but never gave it more than a
> passing glance; always snowed under.
> Is there a Ubuntu specifically for Laptops?  Perhaps one needs to cast the
> mind in a wider arc?
> Any help, leads, pointers greatly appreciated.
> GaryT
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