Even better, the laptop is actually usable now.
@Vandesm14 I revamped the very first laptop I ever bought which came with Windows 8 (but eventually I upgraded to 10) and I am so happy that a 6 or 7 year old laptop that I have such fond memories of can continue to be my daily driver.
@wesley Exactly. I'm really glad I took the time to learn the true basics of Linux, instead of sticking on my old idea that "Mint is the best". Once I moved out of that phase, I've been able to accomplish much more.
@Vandesm14 if xfce works well you should try the elementary live iso. Huge xfce fan myself!
@FanOKnives Thanks for the info. I'll try that sometime!
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