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Old 08-20-2018, 10:50 PM   #16
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I'd choose debian with a window manager personally.
Yeah, that's a good way to go. So is antiX. On my slowest laptop, I'm currently using BunsenLabs "Deuterium" (haven't replaced it with BL "Helium" yet, so that's still "Jessie"), comes with Openbox.
 
Old 08-22-2018, 04:50 PM   #17
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I have been on Peppermint since version 7, now using Peppermint 9 on my very modest notebook:

Code:
*****@*****-**-******** ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: *****-**-******** Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 80C1 v: 96.13 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.0D date: 07/06/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium 3825U (-MT-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1900 MHz 1: 1557 MHz 2: 1494 MHz 3: 1482 MHz
           4: 1124 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Broadwell GT1 version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCIE Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: dc:4a:3e:14:62:c7
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n driver: wl
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 60:6d:c7:de:1a:2d
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (25.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 9.7G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /home size: 427G used: 103G (26%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 185 Uptime: 1:03 Memory: 487.5/3860.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
Previously I had installed Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE edition on this hardware. Peppermint is definitely quicker than that system. I even have a couple of games installed, one from Steam (Teddy Floppy Ear - The Race) and the other from GOG (Flatout 2 - this one is an official port that uses WINE), and both play without a hitch on this notebook.
 
Old 08-23-2018, 04:18 AM   #18
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Hard to beat Slackware its been around 25 years and alot of other distro's spawned from it.
Really? I only know of SLAX & Salix, (maybe include Zenwalk and Vector).

Compared to how many are based from Debian - that's small fry.....
 
Old 09-18-2018, 03:26 AM   #19
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Smile Distro for older laptops

I've always had good luck with Puppy Linux - (Slacko 6.3.2 currently). Seems to fit the bill for me and the old Toshiba Sattellites.
 
Old 09-18-2018, 06:27 PM   #20
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Yeah, that's a good way to go. So is antiX. On my slowest laptop, I'm currently using BunsenLabs "Deuterium" (haven't replaced it with BL "Helium" yet, so that's still "Jessie"), comes with Openbox.
I've heard alot about antiX, but I was never really super interested, until I found out that it does not use SystemD. So, I am going to give it a real try now. It will be my "experimental" distro for now, alongside my Mageia and Slackware. Perhaps I will need to adopt it as a permanent distro to use eventually, although I don't think it's good to have too many regular distroes.

But not having SystemD and all the things I heard aside from that from alot of people here on the forum, I think there is quite a good chance I will have to adopt it is a third distro of choice. That is if I like how things are when I experiment with it the coming weeks.
 
Old 09-18-2018, 06:33 PM   #21
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Really? I only know of SLAX & Salix, (maybe include Zenwalk and Vector).

Compared to how many are based from Debian - that's small fry.....
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...lyTree1210.svg
 
Old 09-25-2018, 02:06 AM   #22
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I use Arch Linux with XFCE on a single core Toshiba Satellite C655D and have overall had a good experience.
 
Old 09-25-2018, 04:10 AM   #23
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A more accurate split of distros based on the major distros.

https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=family-tree
 
Old 09-27-2018, 12:03 AM   #24
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I have Puppy Linux on my old laptop and it works smoothly.
 
  


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