My low power Laptop Dell D420 was running W7 and wspr 2.21 for 2 years 24*7
Then i switched it off for some time, the accu pack died
Never did reboot W7 again so need to install new OS
I prefer W10 but that will need a faster system
Ubuntu was not stable it lost WLAN randomly
Good moment to give Linux Mint a try
And Mint is nice and stable firefox had some issues not recovering and cloning tabs maybe i'l try google. Ubuntu also had issues with crashing pages in firefox after reboot
I have never seen this with IE or Chrome in W7 or W10
Everything else works easier in Mint !
Except the choice off apps
Installed WSJT-x 1.9.1 the latest Mint version atm
Then the first linux-struggle was to get CAT connected to the IC706
relative easy once you know how it goes..
CAT Hamlibs install I downloaded and unzipped HAMLIB 3.2
followed the install instructions
Then if you do it right the screen will scroll for 5minutes at least with the most interesting cryptic text lines telling you in …