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Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby RacerBG on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:46 am

Me, my best friend and one other are now using Mint. But the last one have a slow 6 years old laptop. Which distro he should use for best experience?

By the way together we were all Windows users but... :lol:
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby kc1di on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:34 am

I would give Lubuntu a try or even mint xfce.
If you could give us a few more specs on the machine it would help with suggestions
processor type and speed?
how much ram ?
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby Gwaro on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:51 am

Try out Crunchbang, a Debian based light-weight distro featuring openbox WM.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby Orbmiser on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:51 am

Yep how much ram and type Cpu will dictate distro used.
xfce is a good choice.

But 2ghz with 2gb of ram then more choices of distro's to give a whirl with.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby RacerBG on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:34 am

1 GB RAM, 2 GHz 1 core processor. It's old like I said.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby kc1di on Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:13 pm

with 1gb ram xfce should work well. give mint xfce a try.

if that is still too slow - try lubuntu.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby usbtux on Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 pm

I find xfce far too slow on my netbook and have recently stuck Zorin 6.2 lite on it which is Lubuntu, found this via icyos's http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLinuxNet ... ture=watch - only problem with Zorin is its absolutely UGLY. Going to try LXLE on there next. http://www.lxle.net

Just tried the LXLE as a live usb, runs really well on my netbook - I will be installing this tomorrow.

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It should work really well on a laptop.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby RacerBG on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:47 am

He installed Mate and seems like it works pretty smooth.

Thanks for the answers. If his laptop is getting slow now I can give him a plenty of suggestions. :)
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby excollier on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:18 am

I installed LM 13 Mate on a 10 year old Compaq laptop with 650(ish)ram and a single core 1.6GHz processor, worked well.
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby The-Wizard on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:36 am

1 GB RAM, 2 GHz 1 core processor. It's old like I said.


not as old as mine....... Intel M 1.5mb + 1gb ddr2 and although boot time isn't brilliant [still faster than windows was] I run the full blown version M13 cinnamon
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Re: Best Linux Mint distro for slow laptop?

Postby slay3r on Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:43 am

I assume the XFCE edition would be apt for the configuration.
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