So further to my toot of 28 Dec 2017...
I've replaced my old underpowered netbook which wouldn't run PureOS, Tails, or Linux Mint but *would* run Bodhi (except I don't like its UX).
So I got a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad which easily runs Tails and Linux Mint 19, plus it now has all the SW I need: VPN, VeraCrypt, Stata (via Wine), QGIS, R+Studio, VLC, FileZilla, youtube-dl, &c.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.