So when win10 nuked my Mom’s Toshiba L770 way back, I put Ubuntu on it, it always ran a bit bumpy.
Recently updating it, it got down right unusable.
i3-2310M, 4gigs ram. Installed PopOS and was also nearly unusable.
Googled light weight distros and almost went lubuntu but remembered how stable Mint has been on any trouble system of mine.
Burned Mint xfce, and just WOW. Full steam ahead, it just rocks it. And the beginner ‘welcome’ pop-up is actually packed full with cool stuff.
Just amazing how peppy this distro is on this system. Installed htop, lnav and neofetch because reasons.