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Old 03-05-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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How do I get/install Ubuntu Netbook Remix?


I want to try Ubuntu Netbook remix and want to run it on two environments.

First, I want to use it on a Mac Pro using VMWare for a virtual machine. I plan to do this first.

I also am planning on purchasing a netbook within the month of March and will be purchasing the Acer Aspire 10" model.

Will it run okay on these two machines?

Most of all I'm confused because I see how you can download the various versions of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. but I don't see how you can download Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

I see some links talking about how you need a lot of experience to do it so do I have to do some type of compiling?
Is there an actual Ubuntu Netbook Remix CD that I can download?

Or do I install Ubuntu and then do a software update and download the Netbook Remix desktop?

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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Is it Ubuntu Netbook Remix you want or Easy Peasy?

Have a look at Wikipedia.

The Remix is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Netbook_Remix. It is optimised for an Atom Processor. Do you have that?

Easy Peasy is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Peasy. It says it "Works out of the box on Asus Eee PC 700, 701, 900, 901 and 1000"

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:32 AM   #3
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Or do I install Ubuntu and then do a software update and download the Netbook Remix desktop?

Thank you for your help.
More or less, thats what you do. I know there was someone out there making Ubuntu w/ NBR as the GUI, but I can't remember where it was. Otherwise, you'd have to install Ubuntu, then download the source for NBR and compile it, at least thats my understanding. I just use normal Ubuntu on my 8.10, but would like to try the NBR at some point (even though I don't particularly care for it)

This might be helpful if you get an AAO... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne

Edit: I followed the instructions at the link I posted for Intrepid, on my main laptop, and it installed just fine and worked. Its a little different on a 17in display, but I might put it on my AAO. Only thing I can't figure out, is how to minimize windows.

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Old 03-08-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll check into those links. Since I'm using the Acer Aspire One I'll definitely see if that link helps. I'm expecting to get the Aspire One within a week or two so I'm going to post and let everyone know how it works.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 07:58 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'll check into those links. Since I'm using the Acer Aspire One I'll definitely see if that link helps. I'm expecting to get the Aspire One within a week or two so I'm going to post and let everyone know how it works.
I'm not familiar w/ the Acer 10in models, but the 8.9in screen is fine for me, for what I use it for.


If I can make one final suggestion... Stay away from the SSD models. Prior to getting my AAO, I had an Asus eee900. I really liked it, but the SSD was slow, not to mention very small(16gig). I dealt with it for about a month, got annoyed, sold it, and bought my Aspire One, which has a 160gig hard drive, and I love it. Only downside, is it came w/ XP. I nuked XP(but kept the restore partition for some reason), installed Ubuntu 8.10, and it really runs well on it.

Not sure if you're in the states, but TigerDirect.com, has some good deals on refurbished AAO's.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...73_46444_46444

Good luck in your decision

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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I just got my Acer Aspire One on the 9th of March, I got the 10.1 inch screen with the 160 gig HDD. I've been using Ubuntu as my only operating system for almost a month now and that is pretty much the only experiance I've had with it. Besides not having my Canon printer fully functional yet I'm very pleased with it on my desktop. Putting Interpid Ibex on my netbook has been a pain though, being new to Linux it took me a day to get the wireless working, but that kinda happened while I was trying to get my audio to work. After removing pulseaudio I was able to get sound out of a USB headset and headphones but I still can't get it out of the built in speakers, I'm sure its something that will get fixed sooner or later. As I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux I'm not too discouraged by the audio hell, if it all worked just fine when I installed it I wouldn't have learned anything. Other then having no audio out of the built in speakers it has gone beyond my expectations. With the GNOME desktop I have found that it was much easier to move the toolbars to the sides instead of top and bottom since the screen is really wide.
 
  


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