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#1 2024-06-30 11:06:11

Manessa
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Registered: 2024-03-22
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What working environment would you recommend?

Hello everyone. I have a laptop with the following specifications
intel core i3 1215u(12gen)
8gb ram
256ssd disk
What is the best working environment to install? And will these characteristics be enough for Devuan?

Last edited by Manessa (2024-06-30 11:06:48)

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#2 2024-06-30 13:00:46

Micronaut
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Registered: 2019-07-04
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

This is quite powerful for a laptop. You could install whatever you like best, as all versions of Linux are lighter and smaller than Wind'ohs...

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#3 2024-06-30 16:26:44

Camtaf
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

XFCE is a very good desktop - it will run in just 2GB ram quite happily, & Firefox runs at a reasonable speed - 2011 HP G62 (i3) laptop / 2.4G wifi. wink

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#4 2024-06-30 17:24:03

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

RAM and SSD size are fine. Devuan Daedalus should work without issues. For the CPU you may need a backports kernel, not sure, I am using AMD only.
Which desktop you choose is up to you. All available shall work fine with that RAM and SSD size.
What might be interesting is the GPU installed. Is that a CPU with integrated GPU or is a separate e.g. NVidea on board?

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#5 2024-06-30 20:22:56

fanderal
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Registered: 2017-01-14
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

rolfie wrote:

Which desktop you choose is up to you.

I agree and think it's the best answer. It's a personal thing. Suggestion: burn an iso (Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon) to a USB stick and boot to ram. Booting to ram gives an installed responsiveness. Try each of them for a few days to get a feel for the desktop's apps, options and creature comforts. Sooner or later you'll know which desktop to install.

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#6 2024-07-02 04:46:33

Publiclewdness
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

You won't be limited by hardware so the best bet will be to try a few out and see what you like the best. It's a very personal and subjective choice.

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#7 2024-07-02 15:28:42

SlowDancer
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Registered: 2024-07-01
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Re: What working environment would you recommend?

With that hardware you shouldn't have any issues, so it really depends up on your taste. As someone say before, you can try live ISOs on a USB memory.

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