Debian vs Ubuntu : Which one should I use as default OS for development?View other answers to this thread
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If you are looking for a light-weight option, may I suggest Lubuntu or LXLE. Both are super light on resources. I have tried LXLE on my 2010 macbook air. Works pretty well. My main reason for choosing LXLE was its low memory footprint. My laptop has 2GB RAM and with any modern browser, it gets slow very quickly.