Toshiba NB500

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  1. Matthew Swart

    Matthew Swart New Member

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    Hi All


    I am new to these parts and was wondering if anyone could help me.

    I got a Toshiba NB500 as payment on a job I did for a family friend a while back. It came with Windows 7 Start version and was slower then a snail on acid. In the past I have had CrunchBang on the system and at the moment Puppy Mint. I find the Mint sluggish on the system and I am now looking for something light weight.

    My wife is going back to college in September and I want to give her the netbook with a limited learning curve. She is used to windows and I have set her up with Google drive so that all her documents are in one place.

    I am looking for a distro that wont kick and scream on the Toshiba which has an Atom processor but I should be able to add the software that will help her in college i.e Libreoffice, calculator etc etc.

    Thanks a million for taking the time to read my post and I welcome and thank you for any and all input you may provide.

    Matt
  2. WharfRat

    WharfRat New Member

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    For a low learning curve I would recommend Mint with the Mate desktop.

    Peppermint would also be a good contender. Out of curiosity I tossed peppermint one in a virtual box three years ago and it still updates and runs.

    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=peppermint

    Good luck ;)
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Has your netbook got the 1Gb default RAM? Can you max it out to 2Gb?
  4. Matthew Swart

    Matthew Swart New Member

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    All ready have 2GB in it at moment upgraded that when I got it as windows didn't like the 1 GB.

    Thanks for the post WharfRat I am downloading and trying all the suggested distros but a learning curve for me as I am used to #! which is on my other laptop and happy with it.
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    https://www.linuxliteos.com/

    Linux Lite is designed for new users to Linux, while also being designed to give computers a few more years of life. Why not run it in a VM and see how you get on with it?

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