I own a Lenovo ThinkPad R400 RAM 2 GB Hard disk 160 GB What is the best

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

I own a Lenovo ThinkPad R400
RAM 2 GB
Hard disk 160 GB

What is the best Linux distribution for programming for my laptop?
I am a beginner in linux

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Would recommend antiX for something like that.

It's garbage and has no support.

So.... to be clear you think ) is garbage? Why don't you show us on the stuffed animal where Debian hurt you? Did you apt-get your feelings hurt somewhere along your journey?

no Chris, i'm just saying it's trash.

Please elaborate on why antix is trash? I don't believe you.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Gentoo, if you really love Linux, or if you want things comfy, Debian or LMDE. Manjaro with KDE is also great, I have a T61p running LMDE4 with XFCE personally.

Suggesting Gentoo to a Linux Virgin is a bit counterproductive isnt it?

No. I installed it once on a toshiba then moved it to a t60. it does what you want, in fact, it reminds me of Windows NT4. Yes, MS and all but... you can do what you want of it. and if you know what you do, it stays.
pacman is nice.
otherwise, linuxmint. people me includeed were parano with systemd to manage all, but it's not botnet, on this, gentoo is more simple. but you don't normally touch that part.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

ubuntu mate, xubuntu, lubuntu, debian with mate/xfce/lxde

replace hdd with ssd, it will speed up it a lot

yes for the SSD but Ubuntu ... No. Not for dev, go with LinuxMint.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Linux mint with xfce
yes change to ssd

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

In my opinion, Linux Mint is the right choice. I use the Cinnamon interface because I like it best, but faster and for older devices I also use Xfce or for younger devices the Debian version. In any case, I recommend using TLP.

Agree on TLP it has given my older batteries a new life.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Debian or AntiX.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Manjaro with XFCE
Xfce is lite Perfect for 2GB RAM




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