I've decided it's time to buy a new computer. It doesn't have to be BRAND NEW, it might be used, but something from the last couple of years. ( I've not actually shopped for a computer since buying a refurbished Dell Inspiron 2200 back in 2005. It, like the two other (even older) computers are all 100% LMint now.)
Oh, and no dual boot. Any Windows Vista or Seven (it may be a newer used computer) is just gonna come off the Hard drive and Linux Mint is going on.
But since I've been limping along with Pentium 3 technology, I'm wondering what, if any, hardware configurations, motherboards, etc. that may cause problems for Linux in general or Mint in particular. Processing power and video processing power will be my focus as I'm playing more and more with Openshot and LIVES. It was Ubuntu's failure to function with my Inspiron's graphics card that finally drove me screaming into the night. (And look, Linux Mint 10 runs like a champ on that same machine. HA!) Finally,
I plan, by the way, to run either LMDE xfce or straight LinuxMint xfce, (at least until Mate and Cinnamon mature sufficiently to let me have my multiple workspaces as out-of-the-box-options).
Appreciate any input on how to best utilize LMint on my upcoming laptop purchase.