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What's Ubuntu in a nutshell?

    Ubuntu is a Linux distro that's based on Debian. It's one of the most commonly used Linux distributions especially for personal computers (PC or laptops). It's really user-friendly and easy to handle. When it comes to simplicity , Ubuntu is one of the best.

Linux for old laptops and PCs

    Probably you have an old laptop and you probably heard somewhere that the solution to that is Linux,That's right , there are a lot of lightweight Linux distros out there that you can install on an old machine (Laptop or PC). Some of these Linux distros are really minimal like "tiny core linux" , an some others are really powerful despite being lightweight just like "Xubuntu"

What flavors of ubuntu are there?

There are a lot of Ubuntu flavors that you can find on ubuntu.com some are heavy and need some sorta good specifications, and some others are lightweight and efficient for old PCs and laptops. One of light weight flavors is Xubuntu.
Another really good Linux distro (That's based on Ubuntu) is "Linux lite".

Xubutnu

    Xubuntu is one of the many Ubuntu flavors. It comes with XFCE desktop environment  that's known for being lightweight.

Required specs for Xubuntu distribution:

Minimum specs required to run the 64bit version of xubuntu :

CPU:
Intel or AMD 64-bit processor
Memory
512 MB of memory
Free space :
8 GB of free space

Recommended :

CPU:
1.5Ghz Dual Core processor
Memory
2 GB of RAM
Free space :
20 GB of free space

Note

If you have a 32-bit processor, It must support PAE for it to run the 32bit version of Xubuntu 18.04

For more about Xubuntu and its features check this topic

Linux lite:

    Linux lite is an Ubuntu-based operating system that requires low hardware specs.

Required specs to run Linux lite distro:

Minimum requirements:

CPU:
1Ghz processor
Memory:
768mb ram
Free space:
8gb
RESOLUTION:
VGA screen 1024x768 resolution
MEDIA:
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Recommended :

CPU:
1.5GHz processor
Memory:
1024mb ram
Free space:
20gb
RESOLUTION:
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768
MEDIA:
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

For more about linux lite and its features check this article

Lubuntu

    Lubuntu is one of the lightwehight ubuntu flavors. It comes with LXQt (The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment). As the name implies, Lubuntu is designed to be lightweight and fast. It needs less hardware specifications to run. Lubuntu has many (.iso) editions for different types of computers (including PCs, laptops, Raspberry Pi, PowerPC and others).



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