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what Linux would you recommend for an AMD A6?

Shadowmeph

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I would try Mint but Xfce or MATE edition and don't be surprise the latest one still lags.
when I use to used Linux a few years back it was Mint also liked Xfce but then I also seem to remember them stopping it , maybe it was just that one forum I was on for the Mint linux or am I remembering it wrong. I liked mint much like Ubuntu but very easy to use. the community was reasonably friendly unlike many other places where allot of people where kind of Ass hats when I would asked a question.
I am kind of wondering about thjs also and something that uses less power for an old laptop that I want to keep in my car to watch Vids on my down time at work, currently using a surfacepro 3 with win 10 but it runs out of juice pretty quick and I have to plug it into my cig lighter and turn my car on accessories which I dont like doing
 

moocow

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My problem is that my Atom Z8300 just doesn't work well under Ubuntu & Mint. I suspect they simply didn't have the support like mainstream desktop CPU. Also, no matter what kind of edition of Mint I install, the iGPU just don't work well plus it simply can't decode YT videos anymore because the CPU just don't support these codec. If you have an AMD GPU and even a C2Q, it may be worth a try. But compute stick, mini PC, and X86 tablets are simply not possible anymore.
 

Marzipan

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well...I tried to install Mint Cinnamon. booted up (slowly) from USB key and then installed (slowly). it asked to restart, and it gave me the boot menu for Linux or Windows, chose Linux and then it gave me 'have to load kernel first' error messages. I did pull the USB key out when I rebooted as that's what you do with Windows, remove the install disc / key, etc to avoid restarting the process. +

should I have left the key in or did something else go wrong?

since it was slow, I just made an install key of Mint XFCE and now my USB key isn't being recognized when I plug it into a system... AY YI YI!!!
 
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djbrad

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Well, that usb key is done I think. You could also simply format a usb key with ventoy, emulate any iso and install from there
 
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gingerbee

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Ventoy is great to use with many iso's on one drive and my go-to Linux is Ubuntu and it is so easy I got my wife using it will very little help from me a few years ago.
 

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