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ziq OP wrote

Same. Also I'm against buying new shit / creating more waste when there are millions of old laptops on ebay that are perfectly good and will run Linux just fine.


Cheeks wrote

Same... I typically wait till a friend gets a new computer then offer them $40 for their old one and some weekly veggies for a month or so. If I have to use xfce for a de because it's really conservative in resource utilization, so be it.


ziq OP wrote (edited )

It's also smart to avoid laptops altogether because they can't usually be repaired when they break, and anything with moving parts like a fan that sucks in dust will break. My computer (a nuc) is in a fanless case and has lasted a long time without a hiccup. A laptop by now would have a worn out touchpad, cracks in the chasis, gunk on the fan and internals, a dead battery and a scratched up and dim screen. And if the fan failed; a burned out motherboard.