What is a good Linux for old laptop with USB 2.0? I m planning on running Linux from a USB. I have a Dell Latitude E 6400.?

3 Answers

  • George
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Any Linux will work with this laptop. Mint 19 is probably the most poplar and is well supported in their forums.

    I would suggest the XFCE version unless you've upgraded your ram from the supplied 2GB, which will be the fastest, followed by Mate version, but I'd avoid Cinamon unless you've got more then 4GB of ram.

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    Personally I prefer MX 17.1 which is based on Debian, the system is rock solid and although support is excellent too in their forum, the Debian base isn't quite so intuitive for someone new to Linux.

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    Not quite sure why you'd want to run from an USB rather than installing, it will be slower than an installed version and will reset to basics every time you close down also you cannot save anything you download.

    With Linux you can install on your hard drive as a dual boot so every time you boot you can select either Linux or Windows.

  • Fulano
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    From what I've heard, most distros of Linux is very light compared to Windows.

    I don't know the exact differences myself, but I'm using Ubuntu on a 2008 Macbook and it runs great!

    Lots of people have recommended I try Mint since I do light gaming.

  • 2 years ago


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