Yes, I agree with Nick; Puppy will make Mint seem like some slow old plodder by comparison (and Mint's not slow!), but.....as the old saying goes, 'Softly, softly, catchee monkee'.
I also agree with The-Toolman, y'see. Since you're new to Linux, do give yourself time to get the hang of it. Things work a little differently, and not everything is where you might expect to find it. Rome wasn't built in a day, and you probably have years-worth of Windows habits to 'un-learn'.....you want to do this at a pace that you're comfortable with.
You've already overtaken many of the ditherers if you've got this far. Well done. Seriously.
Once you're happy with the way things are done in Linux (and, really, it ain't so different to Whinedoze, when it boils down to it), then - and only then - should you consider trying out other distros. And Puppy is a very good place to start, especially with the way it rejuvenates old hardware, and gives it a new 'lease of life'. I've run Puppy almost exclusively for at least the last 3 years.....I think I might just have one or two pearls of wisdom to dispense..!
Nick's right; you really will be blown away by the speed increase. Take your time. Get comfortable with Linux in general, and Mint in particular first. We'll still be here, whenever you feel ready to explore the greater Linux ecosystem out there.....and will be happy to help you with any queries you may have. You've already demonstrated one important fact in your favour; you're inquisitive enough to want to try something new, and are obviously not exactly happy with the 'status quo'.
To which I say, 'Good for you!' Hang in there, Lisa; it's different, yes.....but not that different.
(Love that avatar, by the way..!)
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 12 July 2017 - 02:31 PM.
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