I’m trying to decide on a distro for my n100 mini pc. It’ll be for watching content, browsing the web, using discord And playing music. I have Garuda running in it right now just as a tester to see how it did at emulation and honestly it ran 3DS games pretty swell lol. But it feels very bogged down overall. Anything really light weight that will feel a bit snappier?

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    It’s a contemporary 4 core processor. It can run anything.

    Heck, my 8gig 2010 MacBook with a core duo runs gnome on Debian without any issues.

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    I’ve run Mint without any issues on machines with far weaker processors. I don’t think the hardware is the issue here.

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    Assuming you mean the Beelink S12 (which is the first thing that comes up in a search for “n100 mini pc”), that’s quite similar to my own computer specs, which can run just about any distro, with enough resources to spare for a VM or two. I don’t think it’s necessary to go really lightweight or pick something special. If there’s a distro you’re already familiar with and know you can do all of those things on, install that.

    If you like Garuda, you could always try a different Arch spin which is lighter out of the box, like CachyOS or EndeavourOS.

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      Trying out EndeavourOS for now. Everything seems much smoother for now. It was probably just discord ruining the CPUs life lol

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    Bazzite is tailored for gaming but it’s also great overall. With EmuDeck you can turn the whole thing into a steam deck and play ur emulators with a controller.

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    Anything with XFCE or LXQt desktop? You can try to install that on Garuda/Arch you already have. Or something like Sway, but that might be too awkward from the start.

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    I would probably suggest something based on LXQT or even XFCE for a device with only an N100 at it’s core. That CPU is the bottleneck of the device.

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      I actually tried and failed lol. Some of the commands in the start guide weren’t functioning for me and I’m lazy. Went with endeavouros

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        Endeavour rocks I switched to Linux a bit over a year ago and have been rocking endeavour the whole time it’s easy mode arch with sick desktop images.

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          Yeah. I’m really enjoying it so far. Gotta figure out how to turn on Bluetooth at some point today to get my controller working so that’ll be my first rodeo lol

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              Yup got it all sorted. My setups a pain though. I bought ffxiv through their launcher not steam. So now to find a way to remote play lol. I’m running nobara 40 with the cachyos kernel on the host and sunshine didn’t seem supported yet. 😥

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                Yeah that was my problem with nobarra I couldn’t find the packages I needed that and the update thing they were using seemed kinda weird