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http://askubuntu.com – My laptop developed a bad sectors and not working well. It was with ubutuntu 12.04 LTS operating system. Now, I want to install ubuntu in an relatively old desktop with the following specifications Hp compaq dx 2390 Intel ® Pentium Dual Core CPU, E2180 @ 2.00 GHZ, 1.20 GHz, 1 GB Ram, 160 GB Hard Drive Which k/x/ubuntu version is suitable to this desktop? PS. I am working in my final thesis and I need a stable k/x/ubuntu to this specification. Thank u (HowTos)