Change is good but changing everything isn't always great. Same is true for aging computers and their operating systems. Support is sometimes lost too quickly with a 6 month core release cycle. Graphics & Audio cards and chipsets get dropped along with other miscellaneous functions with programs or drivers that just go missing. We all like having updated software we certainly don't like down time or loss of features and capabilities.
I believe most aging hardware just needs the right system on it, and lets face it, it helps keep a couple bucks in your pocket if you can squeeze a few more years out of your current system; without sacrificing, performance, capability, usability and of course aesthetics.
- Added Repositories
- Added and Updated Programs
- Modern Theme and Aesthetics
Mint, LXLE and others does not work on old Thinkpads. Mine is a Thinkpad R50. Tried them "all". "Xubuntu 12.04 is the last of the family shipping with a non-PAE kernel. True, you can hack your way around, but from the official stand point, the vendor does not intend to support ancient processors beyond 2017." (ww.dedoimedo.com/computers/reviving-ten-year-old-laptop-linux.html) Most older distros are removed from downloads, no Xubuntu 12.04 anymore, also no torrent. Anyhow I succeded finding an Ubuntu 8.10 and it WORKS! Took hours to get there, upgrades are now pending.