Which is the fastest(performance) linux distro for my potato pc? I only browse google chrome and play music
>>14648 Pop Os is really good if you are okay with gnome. I tried using Pop OS with plasma but didn't work for me. I found Manjaro KDE more easy to use because of Plasma integration. If you are okay with gnome, Pop OS would be a better choice.
>>14648 DE matters more than the distro. It will make no difference if you use Arch or Gentoo but still end up using Gnome. If you are familiar with Linux/have free time then try Arch + dwm, else just go with Xubuntu.
>>14651 honestly you cant really go wrong with both of them since xfeces is lightweight ootb. manjaro might break your systen after an update or some shit. fuck both of them. use opensus tumbleweed.
>>14657 distro wont matter just get anything with xfeces and you will be fine. if you want something that just werks without much configuration get xubuntu or lubuntu
>>14668 arch with xfeces worked fine with my 2010 intel atom netbook with 1gb ram. youll be fine with xubuntu or lubuntu. i have never tried puppy mint manjaro or mx. also xubuntu and lubuntu are have more guides and packages available for a casual user.
>>14668 Puppy does some weird things so that it can run off of RAM, it's not meant to be a daily use distro. Mint is almost like Ubuntu so you could use it I guess. Manjaro is rolling release and will get much faster and frequent updates than Ubuntu, if you're into that sort of thing. Dunno about MX, looks like it's incompatible with Ubuntu PPAs. Lesser known distros normally do not have lots of packages in their repos.
>>14668 >>Puppy Outdated >>Mint Nothing Special >>Manjaro would recommend if you are into arch and want better customisability(not so stable) >>MX Linux Nothing Special, used bots to shoot up their ratings on distrowatch. Lubuntu should be a good choice for your PC. But you are gonna get bored of the DE real quick. Kubuntu has very similar resource usage but a lot more customissable and aesthetic. Plus, Kubuntu also has lot more themes and icons when compared to lubuntu.
>>14681 Lubuntu is working really great bros. I am fine with its theme. Its super-fast & ultra responsive. My potato pc got a new life. I am so happy bros
>>14740 now I want to try TAILS on live-boot, are there any other alternatives that you would like to suggest a normie like me for anonymity
>>14631 For potato PC, don't use Chrome. Use palemoon. So far Puppy Linux seems the lightest, managed to get it run in almost one and half decade old machine.
>>14651 What do you mean by "Potato" PC? If you meant ancient like more than a decade old use Puppy, if you meant only decade old, use some distro that ships XFCE or LXDE/Qt by default.
>>14631 Unironically install Gentoo, after you spend some time configuring your kernel and emerging the apps you need, your computer will become very snappy. Everything is tuned and optimised for your PC. Also use a tiling wm, my i3 setup only uses 300ish mbs of RAM when idle.
>>14802 Gentoo is a source based distro, all the applications are compiled on and for your system. But if youre a beginner and you feel Gentoo is intimidating then go for Arch. But honestly its not and all you should do it RTFM
>>14804 Arch is simply not worth it. Performance improvement will be negligible when compared to the complexity of Arch and ease of use of Ubuntu. Plus, setting up Arch is a headache. Very time consuming too.
>>14804 few seconds of faster boot times are not worth it. you laptop will explode or melt due to heat while compiling the kernel from the source.
>>14824 extreme paranoia. people who don't want to be caught by govt.(drug dealers, sex traffickers, journalists, crackers for dumping data, etc.) if you just want to browse seepea then tor browser with ublock+noscript extension is enough.
>>14631 Use instantOS. Its arch based. Its fast. Its quick. It just works out of the box. You will have time for life. And if you want you can easily customise it to your liking.