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I am currently running zorin OS lite 15 with no problems
I have an old HCL me laptop,
Laptop specs:
Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz
4 GB of ram
320 GB hard disk HDD

(I'll mostly be using brave browser and zoom meetings applications only)

I want to install ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop
Ubuntu requirements.png

since the requirements exactly meet my specs,
Will it run okay enough if i disable some fancy animations?
 


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In your other thread, @KGIII showed you that your CPU is actually a 2.6 GHz. So that is at least a little better as you try for Ubuntu.

You have little invested in Zorin at this point, so just do it... just install Ubuntu and see how it goes. A full install will give you the true feeling for how it will work instead of just testing it on a USB.

Good luck!
 
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Yeah in
Code:
<pre>Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
CPU(s):              2
On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
Thread(s) per core:  1
Core(s) per socket:  2
Socket(s):           1
NUMA node(s):        1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          6
Model:               37
Model name:          Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU        P6100  @ 2.00GHz
Stepping:            5
CPU MHz:             1008.723
CPU max MHz:         1999.0000
CPU min MHz:         933.0000
BogoMIPS:            3990.45
L1d cache:           32K
L1i cache:           32K
L2 cache:            256K
L3 cache:            3072K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0,1
Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid popcnt lahf_lm pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp dtherm arat flush_l1d</pre>
It wasn't actually g620, I was mistaken
Its actually p6100
Is that cpu okay?
 
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this is my complete hardware info, if you wanna check it out
Code:
harshu-hcl-me               
    description: Laptop
    product: HCL ME Laptop
    vendor: HCL Infosystems Limited
    version: Not Applicable
    serial: 9111AE972663
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=laptop uuid=0090F5B3-CE61-0000-0000-000000000000
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
          physical id: 0
          version: 1.00.05HC5
          date: 07/01/2010
          size: 118KiB
          capacity: 4032KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot acpi usb agp biosbootspecification
     *-board UNCLAIMED
          description: Motherboard
          product: HCL ME Laptop
          vendor: HCL
          physical id: 2
          version: Not Applicable
          serial: Not Applicable
          slot: Not Applicable
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU        P6100  @ 2.00GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: [email protected]
          version: Genuine Intel(R) CPU
          slot: CPU 1
          size: 1326MHz
          capacity: 3200MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 133MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid popcnt lahf_lm pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp dtherm arat flush_l1d cpufreq
          configuration: cores=1 enabledcores=1 threads=2
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-through data
             configuration: level=1
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 1MiB
             capabilities: burst internal write-through unified
             configuration: level=2
        *-cache:2
             description: L3 cache
             physical id: 7
             slot: L3 Cache
             size: 3MiB
             capacity: 8MiB
             capabilities: burst internal write-back
             configuration: level=3
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 14
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 4GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             product: M471B5773CHS-CH9
             vendor: Samsung
             physical id: 0
             serial: 62FCF62C
             slot: M1
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             product: HMT325S6CFR8C-H9
             vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
             physical id: 1
             serial: 1CB48C61
             slot: M2
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
        *-bank:2
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty]
             physical id: 2
             slot: M3
        *-bank:3
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous [empty]
             physical id: 3
             slot: M4
     *-pci:0
          description: Host bridge
          product: Core Processor DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: [email protected]:00:00.0
          version: 18
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
             version: 18
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:29 memory:f0000000-f03fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:c0000-dffff
        *-communication
             description: Communication controller
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 16
             bus info: [email protected]:00:16.0
             version: 06
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
             resources: irq:30 memory:f0904000-f090400f
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1a.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:f0906000-f09063ff
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 5.4.0-74-generic ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]
                logical name: usb1
                version: 5.04
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=3 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb
                   description: USB hub
                   product: Integrated Rate Matching Hub
                   vendor: Intel Corp.
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: [email protected]:1
                   version: 0.00
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-usb
                      description: Bluetooth wireless interface
                      product: Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
                      vendor: Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd
                      physical id: 4
                      bus info: [email protected]:1.4
                      version: 48.39
                      capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=btusb speed=12Mbit/s
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1b.0
             version: 06
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:32 memory:f0900000-f0903fff
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:24 ioport:4000(size=4096) memory:c0000000-c01fffff ioport:c0200000(size=2097152)
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.1
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.1
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:25 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:f0400000-f04fffff ioport:f0a00000(size=2097152)
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.2
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:26 ioport:5000(size=4096) memory:f0500000-f05fffff ioport:c0400000(size=2097152)
           *-network DISABLED
                description: Wireless interface
                product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]:05:00.0
                logical name: wlp5s0
                version: 00
                serial: 74:e5:0b:1b:77:26
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.4.0-74-generic firmware=39.31.5.1 build 35138 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:31 memory:f0500000-f0501fff
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.3
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.3
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:27 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:f0600000-f06fffff ioport:c0600000(size=2097152)
           *-generic:0
                description: System peripheral
                product: SD/MMC Host Controller
                vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]:06:00.0
                version: 80
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=0
                resources: irq:16 memory:f0604000-f06040ff
           *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
                description: SD Host controller
                product: Standard SD Host Controller
                vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                physical id: 0.2
                bus info: [email protected]:06:00.2
                version: 80
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:f0605000-f06050ff
           *-generic:2
                description: System peripheral
                product: MS Host Controller
                vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                physical id: 0.3
                bus info: [email protected]:06:00.3
                version: 80
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=jmb38x_ms latency=0
                resources: irq:17 memory:f0606000-f06060ff
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                vendor: JMicron Technology Corp.
                physical id: 0.5
                bus info: [email protected]:06:00.5
                logical name: enp6s0f5
                version: 03
                serial: 00:90:f5:b3:ce:61
                size: 1Gbit/s
                capacity: 1Gbit/s
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=jme driverversion=1.0.8 duplex=full ip=192.168.29.193 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
                resources: irq:33 memory:f0600000-f0603fff ioport:3400(size=128) ioport:3000(size=256)
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1d.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
             resources: irq:23 memory:f0907000-f09073ff
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 5.4.0-74-generic ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]
                logical name: usb2
                version: 5.04
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=3 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb
                   description: USB hub
                   product: Integrated Rate Matching Hub
                   vendor: Intel Corp.
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: [email protected]:1
                   version: 0.00
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=8 speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-usb:0
                      description: Keyboard
                      product: usb keyboard
                      vendor: USB
                      physical id: 1
                      bus info: [email protected]:1.1
                      version: 1.10
                      capabilities: usb-1.10
                      configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s
                 *-usb:1
                      description: Mouse
                      product: Lenovo USB Optical Mouse
                      vendor: PixArt
                      physical id: 2
                      bus info: [email protected]:1.2
                      version: 1.00
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1e.0
             version: a6
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: HM55 Chipset LPC Interface Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
             resources: irq:0
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.2
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:28 ioport:1818(size=8) ioport:180c(size=4) ioport:1810(size=8) ioport:1808(size=4) ioport:1820(size=32) memory:f0908000-f09087ff
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             description: SMBus
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.3
             version: 06
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:f0909000-f09090ff ioport:1840(size=32)
        *-generic UNCLAIMED
             description: Signal processing controller
             product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.6
             bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.6
             version: 06
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:f090a000-f090afff
     *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
          product: Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 101
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:00.0
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
          product: Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 102
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:00.1
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: Core Processor QPI Link 0
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 103
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:02.0
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor QPI Physical 0
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 104
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:02.1
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 105
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:02.2
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 106
          bus info: [email protected]:ff:02.3
          version: 05
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-scsi:0
          physical id: 1
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated
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             vendor: Toshiba
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: 1U
             serial: 41Q4C0WBT
             size: 298GiB (320GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096 signature=68278267
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                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sda1
                logical name: /
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                serial: d83bc71a-3c60-4fa3-9f58-5333bb79ec00
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     *-scsi:1
          physical id: 3
          logical name: scsi1
          capabilities: emulated
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             description: DVD-RAM writer
             product: DVD A  DS8A5S
             vendor: Slimtype
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/cdrom
             logical name: /dev/cdrw
             logical name: /dev/dvd
             logical name: /dev/dvdrw
             logical name: /dev/sr0
             version: WP56
             capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
             configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
  *-power UNCLAIMED
       description: To Be Defined By O.E.M
       product: To Be Defined By O.E.M
       vendor: To Be Defined By O.E.M
       physical id: 1
       version: 2.50
       serial: To Be Defined By O.E.M
       capacity: 32768mWh
 

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Hmmm, that's interesting. You told us here that you have an Intel G620 CPU, but your output above does not show that. @KGIII and I both linked to the Intel specifications for G620, and Intel says it is 2.6 GHz. But I would guess that you will be fine installing Ubuntu, even if 2.0 GHz. Whether it will run okay for you is what you'll have to see for yourself. Running an operating system with the bare minimum recommendations sometimes will be sluggish and seem to struggle. But you never know... it may be fine. Give it a try. (And have Zorin or something else in backup, if needed.) :)
 

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Go for it. What do you have to lose?......

Nothing tried, nothing gained.

If its bad/slow/whatever, you can always put something else on it......it is a quick process to change.
 
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