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Best DIstro For Kinda Old Laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alrighty so...

 

I have my old HP Stream 14 that I used to use for school. It only has 32 gb of storage, and is currently on Win 8. I don't have the storage to get Win10 and I don't think with a celeron and 4gb ram it would be enjoyable anyway. I had been wanting to use Linux for awhile now, and I figured now was a good time to start. My question is, for web browsing and maybe some code testing ( for Cyberpatriot), what distro do I go with?

 

Thanks in advance!


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bunsenlabs

xubuntu


i7 3770k @ 1.3v 4.0GHz | 2x8GB CAS9 1600MHz | Radeon VII | ASUS P8Z77-V LE | 6TB WD Gold (128MB Cache, 2017)

Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB 

138 is a good number.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, themctipers said:

bunsenlabs

xubuntu

thanks!


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Any XFCE desktop should run fine on it. Peppermint would be my choice though, it is an amazing desktop imo

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I'm running mint 19.1 with xfce on an old dell latitude 630 with an SSD and 4 gigs of ram with a core 2 duo. Runs well enough that I am happy enough to use it as back up and vacation system when we go camping etc. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, DavidKalinowski said:

I'm running mint 19.1 with xfce on an old dell latitude 630 with an SSD and 4 gigs of ram with a core 2 duo. Runs well enough that I am happy enough to use it as back up and vacation system when we go camping etc. 

Thanks :D I hear good things about mint.


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I'd say as first time distro and for the hardware you have Xubuntu is a good choice.  BunsenLabs is light, but the interface may be a bit of a shock for someone coming from Windows.

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