I’m resetting windows 10 on my Thinkpad T580 for work but would like to create a partition for linux. It’s an older laptop and really chugs through games like Minecraft or RuneScape but I enjoy playing relaxing games while I listen to audiobooks at night. I grew up using windows which is why I’ve mostly used Ubuntu and ZorinOS in the past but I’d like to expand my horizons to something like kubuntu. I value good UI/UX design and something lightweight for my old potato. Any recommendations on Linux distros?

** Thanks for all the input! I tried Fedora first but it felt kind of clunky to me. Then I tried out Mint xfce and it’s right up my alley! I can run a separate Firefox profile right off the task bar that runs outside of my VPN which is perfect for Netflix and other sites that have issues. So far loving how customizable it is. Minecraft runs ok off GDLauncher, and lutris is really cool. I forgot I had a boat load of old GOG games that are perfect for this laptop. I really fucking love Linux 😆

  • @Barbarian@lemmy.ml
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    79 months ago

    I’m a Linux vet who’s been around the block. I’ve tried all the major distros, used Gentoo for a few years, Arch the same, and a bunch of smaller distros.

    Nowadays, I just want my computer to start up and run my programs with as little fuss as humanly possible. I’m far too lazy to rice or optimize anything, and I have little patience to troubleshoot the next big awesome thing.

    Consequently, I use Kubuntu with Wayland. It chugs along and does everything I need it to.

    • @DarthRedLeader@lemmy.ml
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      39 months ago

      Basically the same thing here, but with Fedora Workstation. I had my fun, now I just want to work in peace without having to fiddle with something every few weeks.

    • Trash Panda
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      29 months ago

      Same but with mint. I used arch when it didn’t have an install script, now I’m far too lazy for it. I’m not as experienced as other arch users or gentoo users but I could set my arch up no problems. Now I just don’t see the point, it’s not like my pc can’t handle some bloat.

      Resources not being used are wasted resources so… may as well use them for quality of life.