I went with Mate for my laptop because it has been said that it works with both older and newer computers. With that said, I have Mint Cinnamon on my desktop and Love it, although Mate is good for my laptop, I prefer Cinnamon. I am discovering Mate but I will say that I had a much harder time getting connected to the Internet for some reason with it than I did cinnamon. Took many attempts but finally it worked. May yet try xfce.I have an acer laptop (2010-I think) Came with windows 7 (64 bit) and has a 250 gig Hard drive with 4 gigs of ram and would like to install Linux Mint Mate on it but I am wondering if it would be to much of a hog on the system resources or would Linux Mint xfce be better for this type of Laptop?
I got rid of the windows 7 on the Laptop even though out of all the windows OS I think that has been the best for me.Windows 10 made me sick! Glad to be rid of it off my Desktop. Thanks for the Advise and opinions. I also think this is the best forum I have found so far.