Linux on an ancient XP Dell computer?

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  1. DifferentTurret

    DifferentTurret New Member

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    Hi,

    There's probably another thread for this but I wouldn't have found it, I'm brand new to this "forum" thing...
    There's a really old XP windows computer that my dad gave to me. I'm a firm Mac user, but I want my own laptop, and after Vista I just....:mad: It made me switch to Mac OS X. However, because I got this XP computer, I'm going to get Linux on it, but which "flavor" should I get for it? I know it's free, but is there any specific one that's more compatible for old machines?
    Also, let's say I just get Ubuntu 12.10 (If I wrote it wrong, I apologize ^_^). Again, I know it's free, but when a new one comes out, can I upgrade to that new one also for free? Completely?
    I'd like to know because I have money to spend but if I don't have to I don't want to, understandably.
    thanks for your time

  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Do you know how much RAM the computer has?
  3. old_bolvan

    old_bolvan New Member

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    Try antiX:

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