Quote from: steve57 on March 09, 2022, 03:05:51 PM
In that case I'll have to leave it those that are more "expert" to make some suggestions, and I will be keeping a close eye on things in case anything useful to me comes up. One of my machines is also a netbook of same age, and similar spec by the looks of it. Not very fast are they? Which is one of the reasons mine doesn't get used much.
Thank you Steve. It is indeed slow! I was given it from a brother so I'm grateful for it of course. I was mostly using it when I wanted to scan documents and photos and sometimes to use Audacity, but my go to laptop was the Chromebook. Chromebooks run on a Linux kernal so I was still a Linux user of sorts! In my experience no other laptops are as fast as Chromebooks! I can't wait to get a new one. The one I have was a refurbed one and did me for a year. It was on its last update so I was going to replace it this year but I'd rather it hadn't fallen off the sofa before I could buy a brand new one.
My first foray into Linux was in 2011 when my mother took me to Cash Converters to buy me a laptop and we saw a little pink Dell netbook for £99.99. It happened to have Ubuntu on it. I didn't know what Linux was then but I'd heard of it. It looked easy to figure out (using the netbook). The assistant called a man from their basement who knew Linux and he summed it up for me. I told my mother that sounded good to me and she said if I thought I could understand how to use it she'd get me it. We saw other laptops but they were more expensive.
I knew of a local LUG group and went to a meeting and showed the guys it. One of them told me that Ubuntu distro version was out of date so he put Mint on it for me. That Dell netbook was fast despite it having a tiny SSD drive! Of course over time it became out of date due to the lack of disc space and only 1 GB of RAM. The hardware couldn't be updated. No idea why this Asus netbook is so slow.