So I installed Linux Lite 2.6 a number of weeks back and decided to play with it a bit. I’ll point out that this is running inside a virtual machine and only using 1.4 gb ram of the 4 gb ram available to the Windows 10 system.
It works quite well and this very post is being written inside Linux on the VM. I have to admit that I really enjoy Linux Lite more than Winderz 10!
The image at the top of the screen was screenshot/edited using the GIMP photo editor.
Everything I have done on the web tonight was via Linux in a virtual machine. Folks really ought to try this stuff out!
So while I am happy with the Asus X553SA Notebook, I did finally get tired of the hard drive running for roughly 6 min after every boot-up. So I decided to go in and kill everything that looked even remotely like bloatware. There were roughly 4-5 programs that fit the bill. I did not kill anything like sound or graphic hardware related items, (that’s a hint kiddies, don’t go crazy when uninstalling stuff!)
I killed off virtually every frivolous Asus program on the machine and then proceeded to get rid of the Trend Micro anti-virus. Boot-ups are now roughly 50% faster. It was worth the 25-35 minutes of uninstallations. I replaced the Trend anti-virus with the AVG Free A/V and only installed the basic A/V protection.
In the end I freed up roughly half a gb of disk space by getting rid of apps that I would most likely never use. I am sure there are a lot more tweaks for Windows 10, but since I don’t use the thing very often, I can learn those at a later time. There is one other minor issue on this notebook/laptop and that is the absolute lack of documentation! You can upgrade it, but, there are no manuals available to let you know where the ram and hard drive are hiding.