Okay, so I have a question. I have an older laptop. I would have to check the specs online if I can remember the model. I got it back in 2013 I believe. So it is probably 10 years old, if not older at this point. I would like to get Windows 8 off it and run Linux on it and use it as a backup. I have Fedora 34 on my main PC right now and would love it if I could get it running on this laptop. I am just not sure it could handle it. Is it even worth trying?
I would have to know the specs to know for certain.
MX Linux running XFCE would probably be your best bet. As I said I would have to know the specs on the laptop to know if it could handle Fedora.
You mentioned it being 10 years old. If you got it in 2013, there is a chance it was a model from 2010 to 2011 even. I don’t think it would be able to run it. Not from what I know of laptops from back then.
Very unlikely. Maybe an older version but you would be splitting hairs. I agree with glitch on this. You would probably want to try MX (running XFCE) since it is a lighter-weight OS and less demanding.
Yeah sorry, I don’t know the specific specs of it. I would have to look it up.
I appreciate your replies and giving me an alternative. I will see if works with XFCE on MX. I would hate to waste time with distros that are very unlikely to work. Especially because I want to be able to make use of the laptop on the go.