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Offline essegi

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which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« on: February 06, 2020, 01:08:13 pm »
Hi,
I have a toshiba nb100 m12 with 32bit 1 Gb of RAM and 250Gb hard disk. It used to run natively windows xp. It is a small netbook without significant hardware acceleration that was produced more than 10 jears ago. I tried peppermint 10 and it works! Amazing. I was wondering if I  could get even a snappier system if I install a previous release of peppermint. In his very first years of his linux career it run quite well lubuntu 14.04 lts. I know that 14.04 is not any more supported, but I have other notebooks. I would use it only  for occasional surfing and for my personal museum of informatics.  Which version of peppermint would be suitable for both low specs and decent usage?  Is peppermint 6 or 7 similar to lubuntu 14.04? Thanks in advance for your attention

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 03:06:13 pm »
Hi essegi,

As far as I remember, Peppermint 5 was based on Ubuntu 14.04. I still use Peppermint 7 on a laptop that really is not very old (maybe 4 years old?) and has 4 GB RAM with an Intel i3 CPU. It runs very quickly and uses very little resources.  8)

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 04:20:57 pm »
Run Peppermint v10 64 bit on an Acer Aspire One AO532h-2588 which is a 10" netbook with a D450 32/64 bit processor.
specs: 2 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz Atom cpu, 160 GB HDD
casual use: web surfing, YouTube, movies, word processing & spread sheets (LibreOffice)
No problems ... runs very quickly.

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 09:07:01 am »
I have a toshiba nb100 m12 with 32bit 1 Gb of RAM and 250Gb hard disk. It used to run natively windows xp. It is a small netbook without significant hardware acceleration that was produced more than 10 jears ago. I tried peppermint 10 and it works! Amazing.

I was wondering if I  could get even a snappier system if I install a previous release of peppermint.

I own a 32 bit Asus Eee PC netbook, which is functionally equivalent to your Toshiba. I've dual-booted this netbook with XP Home, ever since the days of Peppermint Two. What I do is update the installed PM build until it doesn't work any more (or various apps have been abandoned or can't be updated) then I install the latest PM and start all over again.

I'm currently dual-booting my 32-bit Asus Eee PC with PM10R/XP Home, on top of a Linux 5.3 kernel. It boots in 22 seconds and flies like the wind.

Here's a recent screenie, as proof: https://is.gd/eKSZrq

IMO, it would be a big mistake to go backward, to an earlier version of PM. Peppermint Five, specifically, will be a horror show - believe me, on this   ;)

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 09:32:41 am »
I have one of these:

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/U100/Specification

It has 2gigs of ram and a SSD installed.  It runs P10(32bit) pretty well.  I wouldn't say it's "snappy", but it's not sluggish either.

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 09:59:05 am »
I would use it only  for occasional surfing and for my personal museum of informatics.

Heh! I'm going to add that to my lexicon  :))

BTW, if you're curious why I'm still dual-booting my PM10 powered netbook with winders XP Home...

I've got an ancient Netgear PS 110 print server installed on my LAN. Been running like a champ for years. I keep this Netgear print server online for printing to my trusty HP DeskJet printers. It's the last breed that will connect an Ethernet cable to a 25pin Centronix printer port.

It's so old that the print server firmware upgrade utility, and print server setup software, requires winders XP   ::)
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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 04:35:36 am »
XP must be as full of security holes as a sieve 5 years after the EOL date.
A welcome mat for hackers.

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 05:48:52 pm »
Those old netbooks weren't real fast a dozen years ago when they first came on the market with XP which could run on 128 mb RAM.
Expecting them to be "snappy" with Linux distros that require 2 GB of RAM minimum is being a bit optimistic. ;D

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Re: which version of peppermint for old netbook?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 06:32:59 pm »
This lappy is quite nice on Peppermint Ten.
Makes me wonder how Peppermint 10 would run on my old 32bit that I host named "Roasted Penguin" for its heat.

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