I´m using Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, 64 bit at the moment and I´m quite content with it. Yet it seems I´ll have to part with it next April as this version of the distro will be EOL then.
I´m not quite sure whether I should stick to Lubuntu as they dropped LXDE in favour of LXQt, which I consider to be a bit of a shame.
But that´s just one point to take into account.
Another one is the fact that the LTS-version of Lubuntu gets updates for just 3 years (versus the 5-years-support for Ubuntu). So if I use bionic until April next year I´ll have to do the following installation in another two years time.
So what I´m looking for is a distro which gives me the 5-years-support instead of the 3-years one. This would mean I´d have to choose Ubuntu, I guess.
My computer is “Lenovo-H520e”, the specs of which can be found here: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/h-series/h520e/ .
I think the most important characteristics are:
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-3240T bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 3072 KiB Speed: 1598 MHz min/max: 1600/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 3: 1596 4: 1596 RAM: 4 GB
I´m pretty sure Ubuntu is heavier on resources than lightweight Lubuntu and I´m not quite sure whether Ubuntu may be considered as well-suited for my computer.
Perhaps I could install another (lighter) desktop environment on top of what is already installed on Ubuntu. Yet I´m not sure whether this would make a significant difference.
So I´d be interested to know what others might think about my “problem”. On the one hand I´d like to enjoy the 5-years-support, on the other hand I´d like to have a resource-friendly system.
I´m well aware of the fact I cannot have both at the same time but would there be a good compromise out there?
Thanks a lot in advance for your help.