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jaymarting 12-10-2009 01:44 PM

Dell Mini with Ubuntu
 
Has anyone tried running Ubuntu on a Dell Mini? They come preinstalled but I wasn't certain how beefy the processor is in those things. I guess if they can run Window$ then they can run Ubuntu.

Anyone tried?

hoodooman 12-10-2009 03:42 PM

Both my kids have Linux Mint running on their Dell mini 10v with no problems.I believe that Mint is based on Ubuntu so I'm guessing that its requirements will be much the same.

jkzfixme 12-10-2009 03:53 PM

I have the same setup, with ubuntu , works great = )

sugar2k 12-18-2009 01:47 PM

Dell Mini 9 w/Crunchbang
 
I ordered my Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu. Tried Kubuntu 9.10 Remix for awhile to a bit too unstable for me, so I moved to #! Crunchbang Linux and now the mini is very happy.

jaymarting 12-19-2009 10:26 AM

I ended up buying my mini with ubuntu. I'm pretty happy with it. It's amazing how fast these little Atom processors are. $300 is dirt cheap for a laptop.

CoderMan 12-23-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaymarting (Post 3786961)
Has anyone tried running Ubuntu on a Dell Mini? They come preinstalled but I wasn't certain how beefy the processor is in those things. I guess if they can run Window$ then they can run Ubuntu.

Anyone tried?

I think all the Dell Mini models have Atom processors. My Mini 10v has a dual core Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 (1.6 Ghz).

ongte 12-24-2009 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoderMan (Post 3802621)
I think all the Dell Mini models have Atom processors. My Mini 10v has a dual core Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 (1.6 Ghz).

Actually Dual Core Atoms just came out this week. The earlier Atoms are single core Hypertreading only.

As for Dell, beware of the Dell Mini 10. (without the v) These run on the Z series Atoms using the Poulsbo chipset. They are notoriously bad on Linux.

lupusarcanus 12-24-2009 05:30 AM

I have Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 on an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook with Intel motherboard and N270 Atom processor, with the Atheros ar5007eg WLAN adapter and Atheros AR8132 Ethernet.
The computer came with Windows on it hence it's not made for Linux, but...

Everything works out of the box with Ubuntu Karmic, including SD Card Reader and webcam-mic.

:)

Golf4Fun 12-24-2009 08:50 AM

Helped a friend set up Ubuntu Netbook Remix and then later Mandriva One on his Dell mini.
He likes Mandriva.


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