Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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NSA_Dontspyoneme
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Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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So happy with Mint and an SSD in my very old core-2 laptop with 2 gigs mem. It runs great as long as I do not try to do too much. I cannot run 2 VM's at a time but one is fine.

Recently I had to load win10 on one of my VM's and man is it horrible. I had to turn off no less then 30 items to keep just a bit of privacy. I had to weed through all kinds of cracks and knooks to find out all the ways that winblowz tracks and spies. Then I went online and I think it got infected because it never stops grinding away. Something like 34-50% of cpu is being eaten up by winblowz while idle. I really hate windows.......

So happy with Linux. I just wish some things were not so difficult with Linux. But its a fair trade for not having to use winblowz.
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Re: Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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It's likely that Windows is downloading a couple hundred incremental updates... it takes hours for a new installation to be fully up-to-date.
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Re: Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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I've personally experienced the euphoria of Mint + Old Laptop, but never Mint + SSD + Old Laptop. Sounds like a plan. :lol:
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Re: Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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I also just boosted my old Acer laptop with a SSD. As I did not want to fork out too much, I found the option of using a HDD caddy for the DVD drive slot a good option as I could buy a much cheaper SSD and just rely on the HDD for storage. It does, of course, mean that I do not have a DVD drive in the machine now, but I barely used it anyway.
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Re: Mint + SSD + Old laptop, like new again

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They make usb plugin dvd drives that are cheap now.
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