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Forum: The Lab
Jan 28th 2018, 1:37 pm
Replies: 21
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Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

It was quite easy, yes. I have successfully dual booted W7 and W10.

Problems arose when I tried dual booting Windows with Linux.
On a W10 laptop Linux wouldn't boot no matter how the boot...
Forum: The Lab
Jul 15th 2017, 2:51 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

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...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 6th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

So there ought to be an improvement for her limited use in switching from a 6gb, 500 HDD (5400) and AMD E1-6010 1.4ghz to, say, 6gb, 1TB HDD (5400) and AMD A6-7310 2.0 ghz (it 'scores' three times...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 5th 2017, 6:44 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

Can I just pick up on this..I assume you mean surfing/gaming rather than program related stuff.

Her laptop - HP. Was 2gb RAM, now 6. AMD E1-6010 1.4ghz
Mine - Gateway. Was 4gb, now 8. Intel...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 5th 2017, 6:21 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

Thank you both.

Linus Mint Serena......boy, did I once have a thing about a girl called Serena. :lol:
Forum: The Lab
Jun 5th 2017, 4:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

Yes, but she's not keen on a smaller screen.
Forum: The Lab
Jun 5th 2017, 2:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

Is mint the same as peppermint or two different things?.

It's W10. The HD is already partitioned and I was thinking to expand it. The HD is 500 so plenty of room.

Yep, same as when I added 10...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 5th 2017, 1:52 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

That depends on who I'm being compared with. :lol:
I'm a beginner compared to the folk on this part of the forum but I've picked up a few things over the years while other aspects will make my eyes...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 4th 2017, 6:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By BristolUK

Is it worth trying Linux on low end laptop?

My mother in law doesn't do that much on her HP laptop (http://www.ncix.com/detail/hp-15-f210ca-amd-e1-6010-15-6-f4-110367.htm). No movies, no surfing, no emails, just a few games - Bookworm,...
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