Apologies for another which flavour thread!
I have an old(ish) Acer Aspire One 722-C52KK netbook (2GB RAM, AMD C50 dual core 1Ghz cpu, 1366x768 resolution) which I currently run as a dual boot windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. I'm new to Linux and have found Ubuntu run's fairly well on the hardware but am not totally convinced as of yet by Unity. My question is will Mint run as well given the system specs as it looks more windows like? The other odd thing with Ubuntu is I only get download speeds of around 4 mbps vs speeds of 38 mbps on win 7. Will Mint run any better?
Hello, I read this entire thread and the folks here really do know their stuff and have given you some good advice and several good options, but I am not convinced that their advice really hit the mark. I am running a very modest little system that has three different operating systems on it; Windows 10 (my main OS), Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18.1. After reading your post I went into each of my different distros and using Firefox as my web browser, I typed into the Google search "how fast is my internet." Using Speedtest.net on Firefox in all three of my different distros, I came up with exactly the same speed, approx. 115 mbps.
So instead of me offering advice of which distro you should choose, my advice is to try to find out why different distros act differently on your hardware. I am not convinced that the difference is distro related but it maybe hardware related.
Back to the regularly scheduled "help me pick a distro" thread.