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shivayl
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I feel like having an adventure!
I have an old laptop of mine that I used for uni.
I am going to format it and install Linux to try it out! 😀
Maybe Mint(?), as I hear nice things about it

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  • 2
    Mint or PopOS! Both great distros! Or if you want to go the special route use Manjaro :D
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    If Mint has LXDE as desktop environment then choose it because it runs faster on older hardware otherwise MATE is also good.
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    Tried this multiple times with old laptops. Turns out that if your hardware is too shitty to run Windows it is also too shitty to run Linux. Who would have guessed?
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    Thanks everyone
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    @JohnnyBvo lol what! That's the first time I've heard someone say that.
    I remember installing Puppy Linux on a 2002 desktop that had Core 2 Duo(I think), 256mb ram and it was WAY more smoother, usable and lag-free (than Xp)
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    @1337M0nst3r I disagree on you with Mate: It misses many features now present in other, more actively developed desktop environments and the development of it is somewhat slow.
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    The computer it's not that old, it has like 5 years, it runs
    I'm installing mint cynamon as we speak
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    Try various distros. Fedora, Solus, elementaryOS, Zorin, Linux Mint and Manjaro are some of my suggestions. Don't use Ubuntu because it's too cloud focused right now, and may not be as suitable for desktop use as the other ones I mentioned. If you really need Ubuntu, try the Ubuntu based distros like elementaryOS, Zorin and Linux Mint.
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    @JohnnyBvo What laptop do you have???
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    I’ve personally been digging the hell out of Pop!_os. If you have time to try a live usb you should really check it out to see if it could work for your needs. The site boasts that it’s geared for devs and makers, stripping out a lot of fluff that distros like ubuntu desktop have.

    https://system76.com/pop

    I’m actually going to be installing this on an old dell e6330 laptop I have lying around. I’ve got it running in a VM on my primary laptop and it’s pretty snappy even running on only 2 cores and 4GB of RAM.
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    i thought about crazy hot sex on reading your first sentence, then it all went downhill 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    @sbiewald Older hardware requires compromises :)
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    @aggelalex elementary does have some pretty sparse laptop support as i hear it, but it's worth a shot, as it's very user-friendly.
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    Mint has the best of Ubuntu without being bloated trash.

    however the frequency of kernel updates is pretty bad... Mint is still on 4.15.
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