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Old 01-26-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
billmar123
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hp netbook


I have a hp netbook 110 with 16gb ssd loaded with win xp. I am very dissatisfied with performance. Is it possible to load a linux os to replace the xp os?

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:54 AM   #2
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Probably...

If you want a better answer, you should post back with the exact model of your netbook. You can see for yourself what works and what you might like in the way of linux by downloading and burning a copy of one of the linux live-cds.

The downloaded file must be burned as an image file. You can enter and change your BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM before the HDD or choose a one-time boot.

Not all linux distributions are likely to work equally well on your netbook. You might google for your netbook model and linux to see what other users favor for a choice.

http://www.livecdlist.com/

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ca...&status=Active

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi Bill, I use Linux on both of my netbooks (Asus eee and Dell Mini) with excellent results. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a popular option with new Linux users. Not being familiar with the HP netbooks myself, I suggest consulting this hardware compatibility list: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...hines/Netbooks and the Ubuntu forums: http://www.ubuntuforums.org

Ubuntu is just one of many Linux options or "distributions." You can read more about the plethora of Linux distributions here:

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

You might consider spending a few weeks with Linux before you replace XP. Windows and Linux have many core differences that you need to understand before you make a final decision, and there is no guarantee Linux will improve performance over XP (for example, if your performance bottleneck is due to the processor, SSD drive, amount of ram, or whatever, installing Linux can't change that fact). You can run Linux "live" from a CD, USB thumb drive, or SD card without making any permanent changes to your system.

I personally feel that a "dual boot" of Linux and Windows (allowing me to choose which OS I want each time I turn on the computer) is best for my needs, although in your case, 16gb of storage may limit that option.

Good luck! I do not think you'll regret trying Linux.

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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What grabs me about this thread is that netbooks started with Linux.

Doesn't HP offer that model with Linux pre-installed?

Several Linux distros are available in versions specifically for netbooks---take a look at http://distrowatch.com
 
  


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