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Old Jun 7th 2017, 2:40 pm   #16
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Default Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

There is no place in this world for a 5400rpm drive.

Well, there is, but its in a dumpster out back of a closed down Radio Shack.
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Old Jul 15th 2017, 2:51 am   #17
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Default Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

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You've made me look forward to the Linux experiment on her current laptop so much, I'm tempted to bring forward her birthday.
I did exactly that. But it didn't go all that well

I tried Linux Lite on my laptop - just booting from the thumbdrive, just so I knew what it looked like.

I put it on an old netbook but the 10" screen is just too small at the best of times, let alone for something so different.

My mother in law's old HP? The other two were easy but this one, I just couldn't do anything to get it booted. I changed the order and saved it but it didn't save it and I couldn't select it to boot either.

I ended up swapping that one with my stepson - so he gained from a better laptop than his.

I added Linux Lite to the one he'd been using and it all worked well enough dual booted but then the W7 had no internet access. No connection listed at all despite connecting through Linux

Some research showed this to be a fairly common problem.

Then W7 actually refused to work. We ended up deleting Linux and re-installing W7.
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