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Old 07-04-2010, 10:00 PM   #46
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Guys... one word and one number: TinyMe 2010 (Acorn edition).
WiFi easy to configure, uses 72MB RAM when running.
I am running it live right now, and when I finish writing this, I'll install it.
It is at RC1 right now, so I am expecting some speed bumps.
 
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:37 PM   #47
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Netbook list update

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Originally Posted by undoIT View Post
I'm getting ready to install a new distro on my netbook and couldn't find a resource that provides a complete list of all the current netbook specific Linux distros. So, I started making a list. If you know of any that are included please add them.

Also, I am hoping to get some feedback on the different netbook distros. What do you recommend and why?

Here's the list so far:

easy peasy - http://www.geteasypeasy.com/
Fedora Mini - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/FedoraMini
gOS Cloud - http://www.thinkgos.com/cloud/index.html
Jolicloud - http://www.jolicloud.com/
Linpus (installed by OEMs, not available for download) - http://www.linpus.com/
Moblin - http://moblin.org/
Pupeee - http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=40644
Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) - http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu/unr
Ubuntu Moblin Remix (UMR) - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/MobileKarmicMoblinRemix
Kubuntu Netbook Remix - https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuKarmicNetbook
Eeebuntu - http://www.eeebuntu.org/
@undoit:
perhaps you might like to update your original post and:

change the url for Puppeee to puppeee.com
add Peppermint at peppermintos.com
and also add TinyMe2010 at tinymelinux.com

Please note that Moblin and Meego will crash (if at all they'll install) on Celeron based netbooks and some netbooks with non-intel processors. They will run well only on Atom and multi-core.

TinyMe2010 is my personal favorite: it's polished, well laid out, fast, easy, and everything works out of the box. When this is in final release status, it will certainly be something to recon with... maybe the one to beat.

Last edited by Timmi; 08-22-2010 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #48
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When installing Mandriva, since version 2008, will optimize itself for netbook installation. I have it on my older AAO, AO150 with the 160gb drive. For me it runs pretty good. I"m also using the Gnome version.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 08:25 PM   #49
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When installing Mandriva, since version 2008, will optimize itself for netbook installation. I have it on my older AAO, AO150 with the 160gb drive. For me it runs pretty good. I"m also using the Gnome version.
Well I do know that any KDE-based distro will automatically optimize itself for netbook installation because KDE automatically optimizes itself for installation. That includes Kubuntu. Trust me, I have seen it (after sudo apt-get installing the kubuntu-desktop package).

Edit: I also have an AAO (AOA110-1545), even older than what you have. Trust me, I have several issues with disk space (only 8GB of SSD space). However, I consider having an SSD quite an advantage (I can run Chromium OS on it and eat up no space at all). Speaking of which: That should definitely be included in the OP's list of netbook distros.

Last edited by Kenny_Strawn; 08-23-2010 at 02:44 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #50
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I have several issues with disk space (only 8GB of SSD space). However, I consider having an SSD quite an advantage (I can run Chromium OS on it and eat up no space at all). Speaking of which: That should definitely be included in the OP's list of netbook distros.
Yes, as soon as it is offered as a final release. I checked their page and the end user is still expected to build it themselves. Not for beginners this process. (besides, it's totally web dependent... if you don't have an internet connection, and want to just get some work done without it, you can't, cause everything's on the web - so I see no rush to add it. let them work out the wrinkles, and when it's ready, lets add it to the list).
 
Old 08-25-2010, 12:00 PM   #51
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Unfortunate, but true

I think for laptops and netbooks, the best thing to do for a distro is your favorite main distro--but compile the kernel down to only what you need. You can get rid of a fair amount of baggage that way, and although I'm just running Slack13.1 on my Compaq A900 (wouldn't recommend since I'm having issues with ACPI and battery), but with a minified kernel, it's a pretty sweet ride.
 
  


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