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It's FOSS - 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017

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Re: 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 10:05:23 am »
i feel like they didn't do any research about the distro and just typed Peppermint in google and picked the first thing that came out.  ???
anyway, i'm glad to Pmint made it in their top 10 list, definetly deserving it :)

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Re: 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 10:45:39 am »
I'm glad it's on the top 10 and I'm glad it's number 10.  Not that It doesn't run great on lower power systems, I hate that blanket term "Old Computers."  Old means 5 years.  Maybe a bit earlier.  However, I hate how people see that Peppermint is for "old" computers and think it will run OK on a computer that's 10-15+ years old, and has a "meh" processor and hardly any RAM.  That's not how it works.

i feel like they didn't do any research about the distro and just typed Peppermint in google and picked the first thing that came out.  ???

I agree with this.  Saying Peppermint is a "Cloud based OS" is a sure sign that they did zero research, because Peppermint is a hybrid OS.

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Re: 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 11:03:36 am »
It's FOSS - 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017

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https://itsfoss.com/lightweight-linux-beginners/
Sweet! It's always great to see you're in the Top 10 (anything)

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Re: 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 03:25:10 pm »
I've never tried to use Peppermint (or anything else, for that matter) with hardware that was terribly antiquated, but I will say I generally have opted for modern but entry-level, and it performs pretty much flawlessly. It's at least lightweight enough that I can make do pretty easily and happily with some pretty basic, entry-level, and inexpensive equipment. 3-D gaming while scanning for Windows viruses might be a whole different issue, I suppose...  ;)

EDIT: prolly perform much better when I upgrade from a 12yr-old 40GB HDD (<---well, ok, that's pretty antiquated, but honestly works fine) to an NVMe SSD. Santa must know that I've been good this year... :D Seriously, congrats! I think you deserve to be in the top ten of many categories, including "Best Linux OS." In my mind #1!!
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Re: 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 04:04:21 pm »
On behalf of Team Peppermint, thanks very much cfx795 much appreciated :)
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