Originally Posted by zeelog
What version of Ubuntu would work best on an
old desktop with only 1 Gig of memory ?
I hope to use it to run a program called Rakarrack.
( audio program for guitar )
The version that the *buntus are built off- debian. Debian is normally lighter than any of the *buntus. I'd suggest 'stable' (6.0, 'squeeze') with the Xfce or LXde DE. KDE 4.X is too heavy, gnome 2.X is on the way out and heavier than Xfce/Lxde as well.
Your hardware is old enough that you (probably) wont have any closed souce video drivers, etc. to install......which is one of the main reasons why ubuntu is popular (lots of people seem unable to install the ATI/AMD or nVidia closed drivers with debian).
Debian still uses alsa, not pulse. Its more of a pain to try to get Rakarrack going with pulse.