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Here's how things are looking with the eclectic collection of PCs around the house as of summer 2020.
New ASUS Vivobook - Ryzen 5. This one came with Windows 10 and I am continuing to use it that way.
Daily Driver desktop #1 - Acer Veriton about 7 years old and extensively upgraded. It came with Windows 7 and now runs Windows 10. I have the option to run Linux in a virtual machine.
Daily Driver desktop #2 - now 6 years old and a DIY build. Runs Linux Mint 20 since I just upgraded it today.
Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - runs Debian Gnome and is my major travel machine.
Lenovo Flex2-15D laptop - about 5 years old, recently got a new SSD. I had Linux Mint on this but I just can't take more than one installation of LM. So I have switched to MX-18 which it ran before I put in the SSD. It seems snappier and I like Xfce in this laptop.
Toshiba netbook - about 10 years old. It's slow and memory challenged but runs Arch Linux like a champ. I use the LXQt desktop here.
Old cruddy clone Desktop from 2008 - used only to play music in the junk room, runs MX-18 and not worth upgrading.
My granddaughter was trying to use Chrome after the update and she kept getting "Aw Snap!" messages. One of the suggestions for fixing this was to update Chrome to the latest version. I was not getting any notice of a new version in Update Manager so I checked the software sources and there was no repo for Google Chrome. Once I added it back there was a notification to update Chrome and that fixed the problem.