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Old 11-18-2011, 05:00 AM   #1
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Default Linux distro for netbook

I've managed to pick up a Samsung NC10 cheap but it's got a terrible atom processor which makes Windows diabolically shocking on it.

My current solution is to look to a linux distribution for it. Its been a while since i played with linux and I donít know what's best for a netbook.

It's currently got Ubuntu 11.10 installed but should i make a change to Puppy or Kubuntu to squeeze a bit more performance out of the little rubbish unit?

I just want as much speed as i can out of basic tasks, I was struggling to stream a video to a second monitor at 1440x900, it was laggy as hell. I'm not expecting miracles but any distro that will give me better slightly performance would be a winner.

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Old 11-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Linux distro for netbook

stay with ubuntu. once you get used to ubuntu, it's hard to change to xubuntu, kubuntu, etc. It's just as fast...

I like my quad-booting Windows 7 Ultimate, Snow Leopard 10.6.6, Ubuntu 11.10 Ocelot, and Android on my Acer Aspire One D260. And I'm only 15... FTW
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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For a full netbook feeling, I'd go with Ubuntu.

There's others, like OpenSUSE, Sabayon, Fedora, but Ubuntu seems to be a better choice for netbooks. If you want the K Desktop environement, then I'd try Kubuntu, but the experience won't be the same.
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