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During this hot summer, with almost no rain since the middle of May where I live in the south of Sweden, I have tested some lightweight versions of Linux on my slowest Laptop (EeePC sold with WinXP) on which I ran Ubuntu-gnome since the end of 2016 and standard Ubuntu the years before. In fact desktops environments like Gnome 3, Unity (the standard desktop for Ubuntu since version 11.04), KDE, and Cinnamon are often to heavy for slow 32-bits computers. So I, this month (July), installed some distributions with Xcfe or LXDE desktops. Those distributions where Linux Mint Xfce edition, Trisquel, Manjaro Xfce edition, and Peppermint. Running those Linux distros for longer or shorter time, the choice finally stood between Manjaro and Peppermint. Manjaro is a user friendly version of the nerd distro Arch Linux while Peppermint is is based on Debian/Ubuntu. So below some screenshots from my Manjaro and Peppermint installations:


Manjaro Welcome by FractalMonster Manjaro Wallpaper by FractalMonster Manjaro Menu by FractalMonster

and Peppermint (with 2 of the most beautiful wallpapers),

Peppermint Calendar by FractalMonster Peppermint Desktop by FractalMonster Peppermint Wallpapers by FractalMonster
Peppermint Menu by FractalMonster Peppermint Settings by FractalMonster Peppermint Update Manager by FractalMonster

Regarding Manjaro I couldn't manage its software center, maybe cause they announced the support for 32-bits would be ceased. So my final choice for this my slowest laptop became Peppermint with an “easy to hand” LXDE-desktop with cool appearance and many cool wallpapers :) The only “disadvantage” being the windows and dialogue boxes do not show up and disappear with soft cool animations as in Gnome, Cinnamon, etc. But that’s the “prize” for making a slow machine faster ;)

Below 3 of my old journals from different aspects dealing with Linux,

Beware of Windows 10!UPDATED Mars 2016
Check out the journals,
especially the first (I coulldnt have said it better) and give credits to  :icontheartfrog:
I from the very first occasion, when I saw the “free update to Windows 10” icon on my Windows 7 stationary computer, been very skeptical. When Win 7 arrived after the catastrophe Windows Vista, there was NO free update for Vista users or even no reduced prize :hmm: So “new cool back doors for NSA” I thought. Being happy with my choice of Win 7 instead of Win 8, when I bough my 4 core stationary at summer 2012, I saw really no reason for reservation of a Win 10 copy. Especially since Win 7 at least has a very awesome interface :)
Now I have a friend who for some week ago upgraded to Win 10 from,
Testing fedoraI recently received a 9 years old big laptop from a fellow from which I blown away old Windows Vista, replacing it with the Linux distribution fedora. I already tested two other Linux distros, Ubuntu and Linux Mint on two mini laptops. The latter one has been my “laptop in use” for about seven month now cause Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have affairs with Amazon and now recently Microsoft. Linux Mint, like Ubuntu is very easy to install, and user friendly. For me it's one disadvantage with Mint, it's user interface is too similar to Win XP, even if there is a bigger flexibility in Mint. However for maybe Don't through away old laptopsDon't through away your old laptop if the hardware  is OK! Give it a second chance by install a user friendly GNU/Linux distribution instead!
- If you mostly intend to write, surf on the web, draw and manipulate pictures, etc, it's pity to through away hardware that actually works.
- Linux generally requires less system resources than Windows.
- Linux, and most software written for Linux, are open source, meaning that the code is public and you are allowed to chance it (if you have knowledge in programming). On the other hand the source code for Windows and MacOS, as well as for software written for those, are secret and you are not allowed to recover it. Thinking about what Snowden has revealed about the mass surveillance by NSA and the back doors NSA has forced Microsoft and Apple to have in their operating systems, so … To run a Linux system on your old computer may be a little bit of the ans

Take care and don’t let your laptops become overheated with Windows 10 these hot days! :thumbsup:
  • Listening to: The wind
  • Reading: dA
  • Watching: dA
  • Playing: Life
  • Drinking: Water


Ingvar Kullberg
Current Residence: A little village in the south of Sweden
Favourite style of art: Raw escape fractals
Operating System: Win 7 on my stationary, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 on my first mini laptop, Linux Mint 17.3, Cinnamon edition, on my second mini laptop, and ElementaryOS on on a big laptop ;)

Journal History

What do you think and feel about the ten comandments on the Georgia Guide Stones) Read my journal… before answering 

13 deviants said Those commandments are quite seriously meant by a wealthy elite, they don't wanna have more than ½ billion of people in the earth and thus wanna about 90% of the current population of more than 7 billions to disappear
8 deviants said Those commandments are only a ploy, even if carved on stones, by those unknown wealthy people with too much money
7 deviants said Other (comment)


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Psychedelic-Factory Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanx for the fav, Ingvar! <3
FractalMonster Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No problem, Lara :aww:
senafoxx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ta for fav...!! 😎🦊
FractalMonster Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No problem :aww:
LoloAlien Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
FractalMonster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
No problem :D
KaidokJ Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :happybounce:

I knew a llama once. At least I thought I knew him. I mean, how well can anyone really know anyone, much less a llama. With their air of mystery and thinly veiled contempt. It’s hard. But I digress.
His name was Kevin. But for reasons I will never understand, he would only ever answer to Albert. Identity issues aside, things started out okay. The usual introductory sniffing and sneezing went well, despite his allergies, but then things started going downhill during the ritual licking phase of the pleasantries. We pushed through. And had it not been for the spitting, we might have even been able to make it work, but alas, after just 3 seconds of bittersweet brotherhood, we finally decided to part ways. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Spitting seems like such an innocent thing to fight over, but he was pretty adamant that I should stop and that was just never going to happen. We might have overcome that issue, but Kevin, like all llamas, was very competitive. First came the stench competitions. Then it was belching contests. And lastly, a painstaking count to see which one was hairier. You can clearly see why our relationship was doomed. The poor fellow was a bit of a sore loser.
So he snuck out, taking with him a failed friendship, an obliviously optimistic dread of the future, and my sixth favorite toothbrush. Now that he is gone, I can honestly say, it's for the best. He was too much of a chick magnet anyway and who needs that drama? :shakefist:

Full disclaimer, as Kevin’s official biographer, a position of which he blackmailed me into (don’t ask), I’ve been instructed to inform you about his ongoing series. The journey starts here with The Kevin Chronicles - Chapter 1, and this gallery contains the rest. You should check it out.

*End of cue card*

And don't worry, they're pretty short.
No pressure though, only if you want.

FractalMonster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
OK ..
LoloAlien Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
FractalMonster Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
No problem :aww:
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