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Confused between Mint OS and Elementary OS

I have a very old laptop which no one in my family uses anymore. It can hardly run windows 10. I just want to install Linux and see how it performs. Since, I'm a beginner at linux, the only two distro's I have in mind are Mint OS and Elementary OS. It would be helpful if any one of you could suggest a proper linux distro for a beginner (even if it is anything other than above mentioned ones) according to the specs.

Specs of the laptop:
CPU: Intel i3 380M
RAM: 4GB of DDR3 RAM
Storage: it is a WD HDD with 300GB of storage space

 

P.S. I've been using Elementary OS in a virtual machine on another pc for a week now. So if Elementary OS is suitable it would be very good.

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both elementary os and linux mint are to the heavier side of distros 

my suggestion for a light distro is either lubuntu or manjaro kde

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here

 

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20 minutes ago, mahyar said:

both elementary os and linux mint are to the heavier side of distros 

my suggestion for a light distro is either lubuntu or manjaro kde

Since I'm already using Elementary OS, I think I'll go with lubuntu. Is it beginner friendly?

 

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1 minute ago, Kraken_05 said:

Since I'm already using Elementary OS, I think I'll go with lubuntu. Is it beginner friendly?

 

if you want a beginner friendly distro i'd go with manjaro xfce or kde 

very easy to use and it has the finest documentations of all linux distro 

BUT  lubuntu is also very easy to use but not as easy as manjaro

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here

 

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5 minutes ago, mahyar said:

if you want a beginner friendly distro i'd go with manjaro xfce or kde 

very easy to use and it has the finest documentations of all linux distro 

BUT  lubuntu is also very easy to use but not as easy as manjaro

I'm sorry if I'm bothering you by asking too many questions but can you briefly tell the differences between xfce and kde?

 

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Just now, Kraken_05 said:

I'm sorry if I'm bothering you by asking too many questions but can you briefly tell the differences between xfce and kde?

 

xfce is more bare-bone and very light

kde very nice (imo) windows like and a little less light

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here

 

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2 minutes ago, mahyar said:

xfce is more bare-bone and very light

Then I might go with manjaro xfce. Thanks for the help!

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@mahyarI had never tried installing linux and seeing the difference. But I installed manjaro xfce and I can use the laptop again. Thanks again for helping.

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