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A few months ago I installed Ubuntu Linux on an old PC using the free standard distribution CD. I am very impressed with it and thought I would tell you the things about it that I like.

First of all it is is free.

Second, it works on older computers with as little a 256MB of RAM. In other words, I did not need a computer with a fast Intel CPU, a lot of RAM, and a large hard disk drive to run, and that consumes a lot of electrical power, produces a lot of heat and has noisy fans. The old PC I installed it on was too old to even run Windows XP. And I cannot get over how fast and responsive it is.

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