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Infographic: Linux Mint Challenges Windows 10 In Small Business Productivity Speed Tests

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Linux is typically less resource-hungry than Microsoft's Windows 10, and that gives it a distinct advantage on under-powered desktops and laptops. Linux is constantly celebrated for reviving older hardware (think low-powered Atom processors and a scant 1GB or 2GB of RAM) that struggles to run smoothly under Windows. It's an advantage I haven't (yet) had the opportunity to test in the real world, though. Thankfully, community member James Dawson who owns and operates Melbournes's DXM Tech Support did some testing and published a fantastic infographic illustrating the speeds of various productivity and business tasks using a "cheap and cheerful" HP laptop.

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Linux Mint vs Windows 10

  • Linux Mint vs Windows 10 -- which is best for small business productivity?

    If you're using an old computer in your small business, the likelihood is that you don't have a great deal of money to splash on powerful hardware.

    You might therefore be tempted to look for extra performance by using Linux -- and save on the cost of buying the OS into the bargain. But is there really that much of an advantage? James Mawson of Australian site DXM Tech Support has conducted a series of tests to find out.

    Using a basic HP 245 G6 with an AMD E2-9000e processor set up to dual boot, he ran the same tasks using Windows 10 1903 and Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. The results are interesting, for most of the tasks including booting the machine, browsing the web and editing documents in LibreOffice, Mint proved significantly faster. For editing a JPEG in GIMP they were neck and neck. Only when opening collaboration tool Slack did Windows have a slight edge.

Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic]

  • Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic]

    If you’ve got a cheap laptop and were wondering whether Linux Mint might be a better fit for it than Windows 10, check out the following infographic.

    It appears to show that Linux Mint is a fraction faster than Windows 10 when run on the same low-end machine, launching (mostly) the same apps.

    Both the speed tests and the resulting infographic were conducted by DXM Tech Support, an Australian-based IT support company with a bit of an interest in Linux.

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