[ubuntu-za] What to install on an oldish HP Pavillion dv6500 Notebook

SHAWN REITSTEIN shawnreit at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 08:48:34 UTC 2016

Hi - I'm considering installing Ubuntu on this HP Pavillion - rather than
the Vista which is on it now.
Can someone please advise me which Ubuntu version might be best suited -
Ideally one that is 100% compatible with handling input and output to
Windows formats.

Thanks Shawn - the notebooks specs follow:

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7100  @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2
Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.57, 2008/05/21
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale South Africa
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
User Name Reitstein-PC\Reitstein Pc
Time Zone South Africa Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2 037.81 MB
Available Physical Memory 420.27 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.21 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.30 GB
Page File Space 2.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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