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Old 04-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Question which linux?


Wondering which Linux to be installed on HP Mini netbook???
 
Old 04-25-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition?
 
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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I have installed Fedora on mine and it worked great after the initial install. My daughter is using it now and she prefers Ubuntu Netbook.

http://www.putorius.net/2011/03/inst...ni-1030nr.html
 
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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I would go with some WM like Fluxbox or IceWM, since they don't require much of screen area. As for the distro - any light one will be good, like Arch, CRUX, maybe even Ubuntu it you uninstall all unneeded things out of there.
 
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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You don't need a light distro: any Linux distro will run happily in 512MB, and I'm sure you have more than that. You don't need a special GUI: the standard ones are fine. Just pick a distro you like and one rated as easy for beginners (if you are one): Mint, PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, CrunchBang, etc.
 
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #6
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any Linux distro will run happily in 512MB

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Kubuntu
I wouldn't recommend Kubuntu (or any other distro with KDE 4) for a system with 512 MB RAM, you won't be happy with that.
 
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:47 PM   #7
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I have a computer running PCLinux OS 2010.12 with LXDE. The installation includes all of the Gnome and KDE support files by default so I can run any Gnome or KDE application. This installation only requires 190 MB of RAM when it is not running an application. It seems to run faster than having KDE as the active window manager.

Just my 2 cents.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 04-26-2011 at 12:48 PM.
 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 AM   #8
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someone told me to get puppy...
how does it go?
 
Old 04-27-2011, 12:53 AM   #9
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Thumbs up

thank you for replying to my post...
all of you are awesome!
 
Old 04-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #10
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I use Mandreva

one of the beautiful things Linux is it is not resource hungry. I mean what kind of OS requires 20gig the only thing that should take 20gig of hard drive space is inappropriate content
 
  


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