I was running Win10 with no problems at all apart from getting slow at times - so despite it is old, it functioned well with multiple open windows. It is a Lenovo laptop Thinkpad E520. I posted the specs elsewhere but repeat here below.
DLS, I understand your reluctance to blame Linux or Altril but if you had gone through my last couple of days setting up what is said to be an ‘easy’ transition from Win then you would understand why I am fed up.
I have run Elementary and Lubuntu and Mint dual boot on this machine but preferred this Mate from reviews. Those others however had no problems with window resizing, printer setup or freezing.
I did the suggested upgrade and update steps to no avail, it still froze again. It should be noted that a search on the ‘software package manager’ didn’t even show Altril when I searched. I was working on documents. I only had Firefox and another folder or two (docs and download) open, nothing ‘working’ otherwise.
Then I loaded on AppGrid and found Altril and uninstalled it. No problems since. Let us hope it stays that way.
Sorry, I do not have time or enthusiasm to follow up the problems or re-create, I lost two days getting things setup as it was essential i had a printer and I now have much busy work to do.
If events occur in future I shall try and find logs or whatever and report here. The ‘log’ shown in 'home/folder is empty.)
System: Host: x-ThinkPad-E520 Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.12.1 Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 1143AJ1 v: ThinkPad E520
Mobo: LENOVO model: 1143AJ1
Bios: LENOVO v: 8HET44WW(1.26) date: 08/07/2013
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-2450M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 896 MHz 2: 897 MHz 3: 898 MHz
4: 832 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio: Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Card-2: Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge
Drives: HDD Total Size: 640.1GB (14.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Portable size: 320.1GB