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hi all, am running a intel pentium 4 cpu 2080ghz speed 2800mhz memory 3804mb hard drive is a 40gig. my question is which os should i install? i only use it for tv , downloading and watching movies, youtube and facebook. am not good at computering of any sort.
Any Linux distro will run fine on that computer. You should probably pick Ubuntu, because it's generally perceived as the easiest one. If you're worried that your computer may not be powerful enough, then pick Lubuntu or Xubuntu. They are supposed to be lighter on resources.
That computer is more powerful than this one, so anything will run. It depends on what sort of user interface you like: you get to choose!
Ubuntu offers Unity, which makes your computer look as if it's turned into a smart-phone.
Mint is more conventional and a little more reliable. It's generally recommended for beginners by those of us who've experienced a lot of distros (114 in my case!)
tried lubuntu xubuntu or ubuntu and will not install right
So what went wrong? No reason you shouldn't be able to install any of those distributions on your computer. You might try reading one of the numerous tutorials on installing Ubuntu or its derivatives before trying again.