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Old 01-19-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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antiX-16 on Samsung N220 netbook


Having previously used MX-16 on this Samsung N220 netbook, I thought I would give antiX-16 a try.

This netbook has 2GB of RAM and an Intel Atom N450 CPU rated at a lowly 296.

Despite this, antiX performs very efficiently and took just under 10 minutes to install, virtually the same time as with MX-16.

After a bit of confusion about which of the network options I needed to select (ceni) it was on with the show.

antiX-16 is a much better choice for this low-powered netbook, so this is a keeper.

Congrats to anticapitalista and all!

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Old 01-19-2017, 11:54 PM   #2
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Thanks for the details.

How did you get antiX-16 to boot on that netbook? USB?
 
Old 01-20-2017, 12:14 AM   #3
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Ztcoracat,

Yes, with a USB drive.
 
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Ztcoracat,

Yes, with a USB drive.
Good thanks.
Since you had success with it I'll give it a try with that netbook I tried for a friend a while back. It wouldn't work with Mint. I hope anti-x works.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #5
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One more question.

Did that netbook have Windows 10 installed on it?
 
Old 01-21-2017, 01:12 AM   #6
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Ztcoracat,

It had Windows 7 Starter Edition originally, what a waste of space!

I think that you will be pleased with the performance of antiX-16.

No low-powered netbook is going to be a "ball of fire" exactly, but my Samsung N220 runs well, especially with 2GB compared to the usual 1GB.

With the USB drive inserted, access the BIOS (for Samsung it is F2) and arrange for the USB HDD to boot first.

In addition you may need to select F12, or similar, at boot to actually select the boot device or it may come up automatically.
My netbook has had Linux for several years, so I cannot remember precisely.

After installation, to enable wifi:

Menu > Control Centre > Network > Network Interfaces (ceni) > wlan0 > follow wizard and give SSID/network name and wifi password.

Good luck.
 
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Ztcoracat,

It had Windows 7 Starter Edition originally, what a waste of space!

I think that you will be pleased with the performance of antiX-16.

No low-powered netbook is going to be a "ball of fire" exactly, but my Samsung N220 runs well, especially with 2GB compared to the usual 1GB.

With the USB drive inserted, access the BIOS (for Samsung it is F2) and arrange for the USB HDD to boot first.

In addition you may need to select F12, or similar, at boot to actually select the boot device or it may come up automatically.
My netbook has had Linux for several years, so I cannot remember precisely.

After installation, to enable wifi:

Menu > Control Centre > Network > Network Interfaces (ceni) > wlan0 > follow wizard and give SSID/network name and wifi password.

Good luck.
Got it:-

Thanks for the details and how to set up the wifi.
 
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AntiX 17.1, I have found in side by side tests, oddly enough, uses 20-25MB LESS RAM at idle than AntiX 16.x
 
  


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