Answer by Razor512 · Nov 03, 2011 at 02:56 PM
It is best to dualboot if you have the hard drive space.
Ubuntu has become more resource intensive lately and a fresh install of windows xp is much more responsive especially when it comes to multitasking than ubuntu (ubuntu just uses too much memory for a older windows XP based system)
Though ubutnu is less likely to slow down as much over time as it has fewer programs which clutter the startup. So in that case it may be better if you have a user who quickly ruins windows installs (eg the user who after a few months, their PC takes 5 minutes to boot and has like 100 running processes and no free memory, and probably a ton to toolbars and malware)
Answer by shankara · Nov 04, 2011 at 06:07 AM
If it is Pentium 4 or older processor then, it is better to install ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Lubuntu or Xubuntu. UBUNTU is designed to use latest hardware technologies. There are many flavors of ubuntu or Linux in general for your needs.
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