Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 14:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, with the Linux 3.8.8 kernel, a faster and less resource hungry Unity desktop, LibreOffice 4.0, and much more. Ubuntu users will know where to get it, and you're looking for a new installation, have fun. Also fun: UbuntuKylin.
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by Delgarde on Fri 26th Apr 2013 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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the desktop still required lots of memory and some strong, compatible 3D graphics hardware if you wanted any chance of running it.

It needs good drivers more than it needs good hardware. The current Fedora release runs just fine on my crappy five-year-old netbook, with a first-gen Atom processor, 1Gb RAM, and Intel graphics. I mean, it's not *fast*, but it's adequate, and no worse than anything other desktop I've tried on that machine.

It also works just fine on the onboard ATI chip on my current machine... I forget what it is, but it's about three or four years old, a 4550 or something like that. Again, not an especially powerful or memory-heavy machine...

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