best linux distro for 6 year old laptop

dominicmoore00

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i've been looking for a linux distro for my 6 year old laptop (hp pavillion dv6 1375dx)
SPECS:
Intel core 2 duo
6gb of ram
500gb seagate barracuda
unknown version of intel graphics

My Problem: i google stuff like "best linux distro for laptop" and it pulls stuff up like "10 best linux distros, which one is best for you" and its so annoying how i cant find anything for my "backup" machine so i thought you people might be able to help. Thanks
 

Samat

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You could try ubuntu or fedora, they are easy to use and setup. If you want a lighter version you can download xubuntu version of ubuntu or xfce version of fedora, also the LTS (long time service, latest LTS version is 14.04) version of ubuntu has a longer support cycle and you don't need to do a distribution upgrade that often if you don't need the absolute latest features available on linux.
 

Samat

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You could try ubuntu or fedora, they are easy to use and setup. If you want a lighter version you can download xubuntu version of ubuntu or xfce version of fedora, also the LTS (long time service, latest LTS version is 14.04) version of ubuntu has a longer support cycle and you don't need to do a distribution upgrade that often if you don't need the absolute latest features available on linux.
 
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