• @AlligatorBlizzardOP
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      It’s Bazzite on wildly impractical hardware. I had the installer on my ventoy USB and decided to try and install it on my crapbook for shits and giggles.

      No, it doesn’t run well. But to be fair, I also had Firefox open on another desktop with the only open tab being Lemmy.

    • KnoLord
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      That’s exactly it, Bazzite, a distro associated with gaming, running on hardware that even at release was criticized for being “landfill fodder”.

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        I got a surprising amount of use out of a similarly configured C720 as a general purpose portable machine.

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          How did you make it usable? I personally love restoring and making use out of severely-underpowered hardware and still have an old netbook lying around, so I’m curious to hear what you did with yours :o

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            It was a few years back, but after it hit ChromeOS EOL I’m pretty sure it just got some KDE distro; I don’t think I even used LXDE. Didn’t need to do much.

            I was mostly using it for web browsing, forums, spreadsheets, documentation etc. Nothing particularly strenuous.

            I did have one really fun time of modifying PDF engineering drawings by opening them in Libre Office Draw which it handled kinda OK.

            It did get a 240GB SSD but everything else was soldered.

  • Titou
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    Ayo 1.47Gb ram consumption on idle ?!

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      I mentioned this elsewhere but this hyfetch isn’t actually fair to the crapbook. I had Firefox open as well, with Lemmy as the only open tab (so it’s totally usable, who needs to do anything other than post on Lemmy?). It was actually 1.03 Gb ram consumption on the terminal after closing Firefox.

      Glados the crapbook is now running bunsenlabs and it’s sitting at 745M on the desktop according to conky.

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        745M is still kinda much, when i was using xfce in idle i never reached more than 500M

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      My fedora KDE usee like 1.7G minimum and ~2.5G agter opening some apps and closing all of them

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    Why? Also you can buy more ram. It isn’t super cheap but it isn’t expensive either.

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      I wanted to get more ram for my notebook however it’s soldered to the board with no extra DIMM or storage options.

      It’s an old satellite from Toshiba, 4gb ram, dual core intel, 64gb emmc. Serves it’s purpose running a bare bones (ish) install of Nix.

      Really hate ewaste hardware.

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      Nah, I actually really liked bunsenlabs when I tried running it live, so I’m going to install that, at least for a bit. I might try a different DE with Debian, XFCE was fine but not amazing.

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      I tried to install arch like three times, it would hang during the nvdia driver install, then it would black screen during logging in, but now i suspect its because i clicked the option to comeplete the boot files on rufus and now am myself on bazzite