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Old 09-08-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
matusvictor
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The fastest distro for a toshiba nb205?


Intel AtomTM processor N280 1.66GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset

1GB DDR2 533MHz (max 2GB)

160GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive

10.1 diagonal widescreen display at 1024 x 600 native resolution (WSVGA)

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950 with 64MB-251MB

Webcam and microphone

10/100 Ethernet

Atheros 802.11b/g wireless LAN

Bluetooth version 2.1 plus Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)

and its blue color
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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The fastest distro? Under the bonnet, they're pretty much all the same. You pays your money (NOT ) and takes your choice.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-08-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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Haiku-os or QNX maybe? Xpud might be fine for linux.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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This question could start a war... lol

The tip on this can is... try it and see for yourself.
Sometimes what you consider fast is faster than what others can consider fast.

The good about Linux is exactly the fact you can chose what is best for your needs. And I can't imagine someone better than you to tell what's better for you.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jefro
Haiku-os or QNX maybe?
a) Haiku is alpha software.
b) QNX is a RTOS which, AFAIK, is commercial.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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I've run Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the NB-200 which has similar hardware and it works great.

I documented a couple of the problems I had installing it at
https://sites.google.com/site/daniel.../toshiba-nb200
which may or may not be relevant (for all I know these problems are fixed now). May save you some googling time if you run into one of these problems though.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #7
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Fluppy might be a good experiment to try with your netbbook on SD card or pendrive.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 04:06 AM   #8
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I used ubuntu netbook for a while, i don't like it anymore
i tried to install gentoo but is too fking hard for me
im using crunchbang lite, im loving it
also downloading arch
thinking to download puppy & haiku
im a newby but i learn quick.
i dont like cloud systems, internet in my country is lame

any recomendation or opinion?
 
Old 09-09-2010, 04:33 AM   #9
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I believe the fastest linux distros would be Gentoo or Slackware. To be fare as far as i know all linux distributions can be striped down by their unneeded packages so they could operate faster, but Gentoo or Slackware practically forces your hand to compile basically partially or everything from source so it is say they're faster because of that.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 07:12 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I believe the fastest linux distros would be Gentoo or Slackware. To be fare as far as i know all linux distributions can be striped down by their unneeded packages so they could operate faster, but Gentoo or Slackware practically forces your hand to compile basically partially or everything from source so it is say they're faster because of that.
I see.

yesterday tried to install arch but i think i was trying to run before walk, are puppy and haiku that hard to install? (I dont know how to configure everyting, so i prefer a distro that installs easy)

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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hey matusvictor
there are differences between distros
some are base originals like Debian, Slackware, etc
some are based off of the originals, Ubuntu, Slax, etc
some are for general desktop use and some are for complete OS

I think arch is pretty easy to install, especially a netinstall via usb
slackware is a little harder cause there is NO depency checking when installing,etc

puppy, slax, and others like them are not like say slackware,arch,debian,etc
they are not full blown OS' and are limited in many ways

I say ARCH,Slackware, and Debian
Crunchbang is always good

gentoo, source-based distros are not initially good for a low resource system as it will take a long time to compile the OS on a low resource pc,etc
however, source-based distros are great once configured

Slackware is hands-down most stable and arch/slackware are best for learning Linux
period

If you have enough disk space install many

EDIT
as far as fastest booting I have seen
ubuntu 10.04/10.10
debian sid
arch

slackware must be tailored to boot faster

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Old 09-10-2010, 01:49 AM   #12
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Since you are new to Ubuntu try this website, it should help you with some basics........

http://www.butterscotch.com/search.h...ubuntu&x=0&y=0
 
Old 09-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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Linux isn't greedy for memory and processor speed like Windows, so any distro will work on an Atom and 1GB; most will work on far smaller and slower computers than yours.

Ubuntu is one of the most demanding, although the Netbook version is better. Mandriva is another slowish one.

Crunchbang is a good choice: reliable, easy to use, and based on the very respected Debian.

Haiku is not Linux; it's a replacement for the BeOS operating system, that some people still use. It has very little software available: no office software and the media players can't handle proprietary formats like mp3 and wmv!
 
Old 09-10-2010, 02:06 PM   #14
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There is no "fastest distro" only "fastest distro for your needs."

You could make a really fast system that only lets you type basic commands in the terminal. But I don't think that is what you are looking for!

Your hardware specs should be capable of running any distro. I have two Atom netbooks and they are currently running Fedora 13 Gnome and Mint 9 Fluxbox. I have also had very good luck with CrunchBang, Ubuntu, and Debian on these machines in the past (just to name a few).

Speed is mostly a function of choosing the right application for the job (for example if you just need to jot down a few notes, use Gedit, not OpenOffice Writer) and not having too much stuff running at once.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 03:11 PM   #15
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It depends on what is desired, but hardware limitations point to distros with the LXDE or XFCE desktop environments, in your case. (1.66 GHz is not fast although RAM somewhat compensates) My recommendations, based on how much effort one wishes to put into them and in order of "fastness":

antiX-M8.5-i686
peppermint-one-06172010
PCLinuxOS-LXDE (very quick, but does not come with much)
LinuxMint-9-LXDE
Zenwalk-6.4 (many people are pleased with this; I've heard it works well on netbooks)
Salix-13.1.1-XFCE

and the list goes on, but I am not familiar with others much. I do not own a netbook, but am confident I am not steering you wrong. I personally cannot recommend 'buntus, unfortunately. I left them behind.

BTW, I am using antiX on an old PIII (1000MHz) with 512MB PC133 RAM to write this.





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