You guys kill me about old computers and new Linux distros don't work well and better off using an older supported distro.
Only sometimes, and usually only with the new to Linux. Some hardware won't work at all with newer Distro's, so why would I suggest a noob waste their time with it, more stress and then less likely to be successful. They can do what they want, I just suggest the Distro that will more likely run on their pc's, and I don't even know the OP's hardware, so all bets are off.
O-yeah, I'm only assuming you were somewhat directing that comment to me?
Look at RJNB right now, he is needing to fix his issues now or do a reinstall, and as you can see, he is not looking forward to that. I'm no Guru but I've had many Failed Installs because Distro's don't support the Hardware, and have pointed that out too many people on this site, some before they made the mistake and some after.
My comment was not directed at anyone.
My comment was spoken in general and no one in particular.
Sorry to disappoint you by not directing my comment towards you.
Most every forums I read how old computers don't run well with new Linux Distros and I guess that may be true for laptops.
I don't touch laptops except to gut them for memory and hard drives which I use the hard drives in desktops and give the laptop memory away.
I'm am not a Linux guru and don't claim to be.
I do know that I will take a chance to install any Linux Distro on any of my desktop computers to see if it will work and most of my computers are 10 years old.
If the install fails to work than I will revert back to a Linux distro that will work.
If one is unwilling to try and fail if it happens than one will never learn anything.
There are two kinds of doers in my world and one only sits in a chair and scrutinizes from what he reads that others have done and failed.
The other kind of doer is one who actually is willing to take a chance at success or failure and actually do the task or install as in this case and then truly knows what works by the actual task of the completed job.
Don't be scared take a chance as if I wouldn't have taken a chance with Linux I would just be another Windows 10 complainer and there is already more than enough of them.
Life Is Good.
P.S. Yes I already know I'm an A.H.
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