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I have recently been given an EeePC 4G netbook which is running Xandros, I haven't been using Linux for very long so this question might appear very elementary to all the Linux experts.
My question is this:
I don't like the version of Linux (Xandros) that is supplied with the netbook and would like to replace it with something else. However it only has a 4 GB hard drive so I would like to know what distro would fit on the drive and also leave room for saving data. I had thought of Eeebuntu basic but it seems a bit too basic. I have tried Eebuntu NBR by booting the netbook with a USB memory stick/thumb drive but the mouse doesn't work properly - it is very erratic. The distros that I have tried on my desktop, and like, are Ubuntu and Mint
Ideally, I would like Linux Mint but am afraid that it will be too big or may not run properly.
Also, I haven't (at the moment) got an external optical drive and would like to know if installing whatever I decide upon by means of a Unetbootin installation would be the same as installing it from a CD. I ask this because the Eeebuntu version on my USB memory stick which I made on a Windows machine using Unetbootin seems to have Windows files on it