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Old 05-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #16
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Okay...I am spoiled. I had xandros deb etch and it was so easy to use/navigate. I like everything already prepackaged/bundled.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #17
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I had Debian installed on my EeePC 900. This might help.
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC

And here are netbook specific distributions including those created just for the EeePC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._distributions

Check out Ubuntu Netbook Edition

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #18
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Okay...I am spoiled. I had xandros deb etch and it was so easy to use/navigate. I like everything already prepackaged/bundled.
Which works against wanting a distro that doesnt take up that much space. If its got lots of stuff preinstalled, its going to need a lot more space than a more minimal install.

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Check out Ubuntu Netbook Edition
Ubuntu Netbook Edition only exists for 10.04-10.10. Before that it was Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and there is no 'netbook' version of 11.04 (since 'standard' 11.04 uses the same interface as UNR did)

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #19
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i use fedora live on a 4 gb usb external drive... it should install the same as a base install as long as you dont install something heavy like gimp/ open-office/ ...
 
Old 05-23-2011, 02:09 PM   #20
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Live media are heavily compressed, uncompressed (normal install) they are much larger.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 12:47 AM   #21
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So when I get home later I will need to figure out how to use it! ugh... It looks like it has nothing. I was hoping to have skype and firefox.
You can download Skype from http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-...omputer/linux/, the one for Ubuntu10.04+ 32bit works fine on my Debian 6 machine(The other option being the version for Debian 5).

Firefox should be available in Synaptic as Iceweasel, i don't know if Synaptic comes installed by default in the LXDE version though, maybe someone else here could clarify on that.

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Okay...I am spoiled. I had xandros deb etch and it was so easy to use/navigate. I like everything already prepackaged/bundled.
That is not necessarily a bad thing, however given the limited disk size(4GB)...as cascade9 said, it's a better approach to build up from a baseline setup.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 09:19 AM   #22
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Does anyone know which distro does not need too much space. I have 4G and so far lubuntu and unbuntu both need 4 or more. Thanks.
My PC runs with a 6GB HDD. Plenty of space for TinyCoreLinux.
No problem for 4GB.
Boot ext3: 20MB (for TCL 10MB+ )
Linux ext3: 200MB for few extensions (TCE)
Rest ext3: OPT, Home, Restore.
Good luck.
 
  


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