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The answer to your first question is no, and you can read proof for that from your own post: The kernel ...is ...for Ubuntu 3.2+ for 12.04. Mark the + after 3.2. On my server it is 3.11, not 3.2, so it is not fixed. The version number of the Linux kernel is the defining factor for the kernel. A Linux distribution is defined by many more different things. ...
You can go with CentOS 7, which will be supported for ten years. You can install LXDE/LXQT on it. The other option is Debian 7, but for now it's not clear for how long it's going to be supported. Long support extends the period of software maintenance; it also alters the type and frequency of software updates (patches) to reduce the risk, expense, and ...
I'm pretty sure that 128 MB is more than enough if you're only going to use SSH and AppArmor. I remember Debian taking up less than 64 MB of RAM with just SSH and an Asterisk PBX started.
Most distributions allow you to install a Minimalist / Core set of packages. A small, yet incomplete, list includes CentOS, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Arch. It is unlikely there would be a significant difference in the amount of ram used in of the above distributions with a minimal install. In general, the amount of RAM used is directly related to the number of ...
You may be interested in Arch Linux. It aims to be simple and lightweight, so very few packages are installed by default.
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