January 25, 2019 at 11:08 pm #150250
I just installed zorin on my F7.
OMG my teclast is blazing fast now 🙂
Ive never been a linux user before , always had a windows. Unfortunately even with unlocked power mode F7 was slow and luggish..
Now Im using zorin (ubuntu) and it boosted performance to another level, comparing to win 10.
The touchpad still doesnt work, but there is a solution for ubuntu, so Ill try to fix that.
Apart from that its a great system for beginners, I tried mint before on F7 and it was slow, elementary os didnt look good, zorin is a perfect solution, at least for me 🙂
Two YT videos playing simultaneously, couple of other carts and it uses only 50% of CPU, and 30% ramJanuary 27, 2019 at 10:55 pm #150267
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Good to know.
Which version did you install – Core, Lite, Ultimate, or Business?
Can you just update the Linux kernel to 4.20 (see other post about it supporting the touch pad natively now).
CheersFebruary 6, 2019 at 10:35 pm #150379
its the lite version, it has all what I want including Libre office, wine etc.
I didnt try a different kernel yet, Im linux newbie and need to learn a little bit to make some changes, but Ill dig into the system to make it even better.
btw. with 10 YT videos played at once it uses only 55%CPU and 50%RAM – what a speed comparing to the win 10February 6, 2019 at 10:50 pm #150380
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Thanks for the updateFebruary 7, 2019 at 12:41 am #150381
Thanks for the info about 4.20 kernel,
just installed , touchpad works now like a charm
cheersFebruary 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm #150387
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Very interesting post – I had never heard of Zorin Linux until your post. You say it is quicker / snappier than Linux Mint – so you got my attentionn as I had planned to run Mint on my (soon to arrive F7 Plus.
BTW where did you get the 4.20 kernel update from?
https://perfectcbd.eu/February 7, 2019 at 9:27 pm #150388
There were problems with last versions of mint, apparently it was significantly slower then previous versions http://www.riksoft.it/wikiriks/linux/mint-19-is-slow-mate-xfce
I wanted mint at first, but I wasn’t impressed with the speed at all, maybe it was fixed now by an update or kernel.
You can try to install couple of different linux distros to test it and choose the best one for you.
here is instruction of how to install program called Ukuu – it will installs kernel without hassle, touchpad works straight away
pro tip – try Cairo dock, makes linux looks like mac OS
All the bestFebruary 10, 2019 at 8:13 am #150424March 14, 2019 at 11:39 am #150783
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All Linux distros are more or less equal in performance. They only differ in RAM usage, which does not generate much of a significant effect on a 6GB RAM machine other than booting and loading difference. Programm performance itself is not affected by the operation system. There might be some effect by background services, but that is also neglectable. Then some might use a different driver stack, e.g. for touchpad scrolling. Other than than, performance is the same.
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