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Old 02-05-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Best Distro for EEE PC?


Hi, I want to dual boot my eee PC with installed windows 7.

I can simply try Ubuntu, or a derivative for ASUS eee PC 1005 PE. 1GB RAM.

Like: Aurora, Easy Peasy, Jolicloud or Lubuntu.

I want to make skype calls with video, only sometimes with video. Connect to the net via external wireless USB modem, cable and wireless modem.

And of course check emails, read websites, bank and update facebook and modify a web page with Adobe Dreamweaver...

Connectivity is more an issue than speed. And I know I can try them all myself, but apart from time restraint I want to keep windows 7, which can surely run Dreamweaver and I want to in the end really only use three distros, two Linux.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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If I am not mistaken, the 1005PE uses the same chipset as my EEEPc. See signature.

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'd tend to play with live usb's until I found one I liked. Not even sure I'd even dual boot it. Flash drive installs seem pretty good to me on most systems.
 
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I'd recommend working your way through the top 10 distros until you find one you like:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

Personally I use Fedora on my EEE 900ha, though I've also had good luck with Ubuntu and Debian in the past.

I recommend steering clear of the "special EEE specific" distros as they are typically smaller independent projects and do not have the large user base or long-term support of the major distros.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 04:38 AM   #5
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What about Lubuntu, that is done by Canononical.

I will try live USBs.

What is the disadvantage of say Jolicloud, or Aurora, how can it go wrong? Is it long term?
 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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What about Lubuntu, that is done by Canononical.

I will try live USBs.

What is the disadvantage of say Jolicloud, or Aurora, how can it go wrong? Is it long term?
Lubuntu = Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop environment. Ubuntu is the #1 Linux distro in the world and has a great community over at ubuntuforums.org. They were very helpful and answered a lot of my questions when I got started with Linux 3 years ago.

I have never used Jolicloud or Aurora, can't help you there. Too many distros to try them all.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #7
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Hi, I like Ubuntu and Lubuntu for my laptop, since they offer a means to configure the external wireless modem, I have not seen instructions on this in Debian or Fedora, and I don't know it it works with such as Jolicloud, after it is much altered by the other co.

Connecting to the net is an issue!

The other thing I ask is, is it worth having Ubuntu and the slowness for the benefit of having gnome? And Gnome for documents and interoperability with the windows dual boot? And the possibility of getting compiz fusion going?

Lubuntu would be faster, and may have two screens or more without effects.

My main uses will be firstly portable website alteration, using Adobe. Then email, web, and inso skype call service. Then documents and printing and home.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #8
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I know nothing about external wireless modems, sorry.

Gnome with Compiz runs flawlessly on my Asus EEE 900 HA. Your mileage may vary (the 1005 PE has a different chipset). Why not try Ubuntu since you are already familiar with it?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:35 AM   #9
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What about ASUS own OS for EEE PC? Express Gate?
http://eeepc.net/asus-express-gate-n...-for-download/
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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I will go for Ubuntu Netbook.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:10 AM   #11
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I just bought my ASUS 1005 HAB, and previously thought is was a 1005 PE.
 
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