I bought a cheap laptop from china: Ezbook 3S.
After a few tests with live linux and a few installation on external devices I decided to wipe windows and use Xubuntu.
I started with a respin iso.
I made a full disk installation with full disk encryption and LVM.
Change the DPI to 110 in Settings -> Appearance -> Fonts. Change the default xfce theme in Settings -> Window Manager -> Style to Numix
Install the updates and reboot.
There is also a kernel upgrade so it will take a bit
sudo apt update && sudo apt get upgrade
Download lwfinger wifi driver
sudo apt install git build-essential mkdir drivers cd drivers git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu.git cd rtl8723bu # Remove concurrent mode nano Makefile # Find and comment this line: EXTRA_CFLAGS += -DCONFIG_CONCURRENT_MODE CTRL+x make sudo make install sudo modprobe -v 8723bu # blacklist the old driver nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf # Add the following two lines at the end of the file # Driver replaced by 8723bu by lwfinger blacklist rtl8xxxu CTRL+x # Reload the new driver sudo rmmod 8723bu sudo modprobe -v 8723bu # Check that the correct driver is in use usb-devices