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Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

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Post by masinick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:31 pm

I had a couple of Dell D600 series laptops in the past. At the time I owned them I was only running 32-bit software and I cannot recall their specs. One of the least capable of the ones I used had only 512 MB RAM. With that particular unit I found excellent results with antiX, but my other systems that I used with the old Dell D600 series ran fine with Debian, MEPIS, MX, or antiX.

I no longer have any of these systems since they were quite old and aging, but in their time they were quite durable, though a bit thick and heavy.
For anyone who has one in good condition, I believe that either MX or antiX would still work reasonably well, better in fact than many other so-called "light" systems.

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Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

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Post by TheLegit » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:44 pm

Yo guys thanks for the help. I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

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Post by komer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am

Huckleberry wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:50 am
...., then I strongly suggest to install both MX and Mint (Cinnamon especially).
Hey Huck! Could you explain what's the real life advantage of having two similar Linux distros installed side by side? (other than "cool factor")

I would never recommend that to a novice. But I might be wrong so I'm asking for your perspective.
--komer

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Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

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Post by Huckleberry » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:28 pm

That's just to make them see and try for a while, then decide himself/herself. (It's just 1 sec to erase one.. isn't it? )

As explained above, one is lighter and one is for easy transition. After some time they can leave so or remove one...

Other than that, it's better to have the original DE with the system and one DE on a system generally.

This way, they can taste both Cinnamon and Xfce originally (both with the best implementers ) and out of the box, simply...

On the other hand, this is not a must of course. If someone says "I've seen/used them in live session and I liked this more", then that's it.
When asking for help, please first : Menu => MX Tools => Quick System Info
Even no need to select & copy. The output will get in the clipboard automatically, just paste.


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Re: Best Distro for an Old Laptop

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Post by komer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:01 pm

Huckleberry wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:28 pm
That's just to make them see and try for a while, then decide himself/herself. (It's just 1 sec to erase one.. isn't it? )
Oh, okay. It wasn't obvious (to me) that you're talking about temporary solution. It makes sense. :) Thank you for clarifying that. Cheers!
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