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Old November 26, 2019, 16:31   #8
Therem Harth
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Hi, please don't use outdated distro versions on Internet-connected machines! That's a security hazard for everyone, not just you.

Re desktops. Last I checked, LXqt and Xfce were pretty similar in terms of memory and CPU usage. They're both reasonable options for an older laptop IMO, though I lean towards Xfce for usability and UI consistency reasons. Also the fast modern SSD can cover for an awful lot of weaknesses. The only computers I've found underwhelming despite SSDs have been netbooks with processors designed for the embedded market.

Re experience, the Linux desktop has changed a lot in the last 10 years, but mostly much for the better IMO. You'll probably be able to figure stuff out very fast.
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