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Memory 2x 4GB Corsair Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400MHz @ 3066MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
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Kubuntu on the notebook and Ubuntu on the desktop as dual boot.
I can get better WiFi and GPU performance on the notebook than on Windows, for a slightly inferior battery life.
I used to be an Arch user, but now I'm tired of changing default config files with usually awful defaults.
I should give Thumbleweed a test.
 
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After Ubuntu 11(?) or so, I have not found any with a gui I like. I am using Mint Mate for occasional browsing, but dont especially like it. Is there any version/brand/flavor that is close to XP? (yeah yeah, but I'm 72 & stuck in my ways!!)

-c-
 
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Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 4GB Corsair Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400MHz @ 3066MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75 Hz / Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse GTC MGG-007 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: 2200
After Ubuntu 11(?) or so, I have not found any with a gui I like. I am using Mint Mate for occasional browsing, but dont especially like it. Is there any version/brand/flavor that is close to XP? (yeah yeah, but I'm 72 & stuck in my ways!!)

-c-
Current KDE/Plasma looks like Windows 7/10, Cinnamon, XFCE and Mate may be closer to XP. LXDE is basically Windows 2000.
 
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Processor i5 3317U/ i3 2120's/ i7 3770/ x5670's/ i5 2400
Motherboard ASUStek/ HP UltraSlim's/ HP mid size/ Dell T3500 workstation's/ Dell 390
Cooling Air/air/ air/ Big Dell Air/ Air
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 12 GB crucial in each 4GB sticks in 3 chan/ 4GB sammy
Video Card(s) intel HD4000/ HD2000's/ HD 2000/ 1 MSI GT710, rest are MSI R7 240's/ HD4000
Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ ?HDD's/ 500 GB 7200rpm-er's/ 500 GB
Display(s) 1366x768/ one acer x223w between the rest
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Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless/iGear usb x2
Keyboard Dynex, 2 no name, SYX and a Logitech. All full sized and USB.
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sylvia/ Opti-Con Mint KDE/ T3500's on Kubuntu/HP 3770 is Win 10
Benchmark Scores World Community Grid is my benchmark!!
I haven't really looked, lately, at what each of my Crunchers is currently running. However, I know I have Mint and Kubuntu and Lubuntu and Win10. My laptop, I am writing on, is 8.1 (it is also a cruncher).

Next month, sometime, I am going to compare the different OS's for point's generated. So, far, Mint is in the lead.
 
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I'm using Ubuntu 19.04. I'd usually stick to the LTS version, but the desktop has improved immensely in 19.04, everything is now pretty darn snappy....and smooth. I'll probably be sticking to Ubuntu for the foreseeable future because I still play quite a few games and I'm looking for as much compatibility(and testing) as possible.

Now with that said...my favorite distribution is actually straight Debian and that is what I would run on any secondary pc's or laptops if I had them. I don't really care which DE is on there. I like them all really....albeit gnome would be at the bottom of the list...yet I use it daily. :kookoo:

This morning I updated my BleachBit to 2.2, only to find out that now it supports Waterfox. Made me a happy camper...:).

BleachBit

Best,

LC

@cornemuse...you could give Zorin OS a try. Although...if it was me...I'd definitely go for MX Linux, the reason why is because of stability. Plus, it has the XFCE desktop and you can easily alter it to appear pretty close to Windows 7. MX Linux...excellent stable distribution. Period. End.
 
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Cooling Air/air/ air/ Big Dell Air/ Air
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Since we're on this topic. I could use a little help myself. I've been trying to find a distribution that runs good on this machine here.

HP ELITE x2 1012 G1

It has a weird 1920x1280 resolution and touch screen...and support for higher resolution/scaling and touch doesn't seem to be a strong suit when it comes to linux distros. So...if you know of a distro, or hear of a distro that might run well on this device...have mercy and shoot me a pm to let me know. I've been trying to find something for awhile and I've had no luck.

I absolutely love this machine...I'd sure like to get linux running on it!

:),

Liquid Cool
 
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I used to be an Arch user, but now I'm tired of changing default config files with usually awful defaults.
Arch is *awful* for everyday use. There's way too much tinkering, way too many compatibility issues. It constantly gets in the way of what you're actually trying to achieve. Well... unless what you're trying to achieve is advanced Linux admin skills.

That said, Manjaro is IMO the best Linux available for casual users - assuming it provides all the apps they need (there's no way to beat Ubuntu and RH family in that).
It's fast, it's light on resources, it's easy to maintain.
It's one of the best distros I've seen for running on VMs - it works perfectly with Virtualbox and is so fast you hardly notice it's not the host (even running on 1 core).
I haven't really looked, lately, at what each of my Crunchers is currently running. However, I know I have Mint and Kubuntu and Lubuntu and Win10. My laptop, I am writing on, is 8.1 (it is also a cruncher).

Next month, sometime, I am going to compare the different OS's for point's generated. So, far, Mint is in the lead.
If you're really concerned about performance, why use a big distro like the ones you've mentioned?
Move to a minimal, terminal-only setup. This could give you extra 2-3% easily, so it could have a bigger impact than moving between heavy distros.
Check if your clients can run on Red Hat family. Basic CentOS setup is the best compromise between minimalism and stability.
 

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Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
I'm still using Ubuntu and I'm still happy with it. I now get confused when I when I try to use a Windows 10 machine because I haven't had a Windows installation for at least 3 years.
 
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Latest stable ubuntu budgie here, always since last few years. I like its desktop environment which is simple and highly configurable. Also people running project are nice and quickly respond on sort of livechat: gitter.

Some compare it to lightweight distros like lubuntu or xubuntu. Definitely worth to give it a try.

I'm using linux overall for lightweight tasks as webbrowsing, watching movies and for semi-pro web programming.
 
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Using Mint Linux on 3 laptops and peppermint on my daktek plaidmate.
 
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Just loaded Mint on a C2Q and really enjoying it.
 
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Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB
Storage 500GB Samsung 850//2TB WD Black
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Case Dell Precision T3600 Chassis
Audio Device(s) Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 // Fiio E7 Amp/DAC
Power Supply 630w Dell T3600 PSU
Mouse Logitech G700s/G502
Keyboard Logitech K740
Software Windows Server 2012 x64 Standard
Benchmark Scores Network: APs: Cisco Meraki MR32, Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR and Lite Router/Sw:Meraki MX64 MS220-8P
Linux is ok so far, one dripe tho the media players suck :( had to use wine to get media jukebox on it since I said to hell with it after trying 20+ players. most of them crash on my library :(
 
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