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Old 11-12-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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UNR vs Eeebuntu vs fluxflux-eee vs ? Distro's for Netbooks,etc- which is the best??


Just wondering before I buy a netbook
what netbook and what distro's are the best for netbooks?
I know of Ubuntu Netbook remix
Eeebuntu
fluxflux-eee

any others?
thanks guys
 
Old 11-12-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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Best is what works best for you. Debian with lxde works perfectly on my eee.

Mandriva , Suse, Arch, pretty much any distro will work well on the majority of netbooks.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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well, I just tried Ubuntu Netbook remix (didnt like)
tried Eeebuntu; base, its nice and better than UNR

I also just tried fluxflux-slen-us-2009 and its a slax/slackware diriv made with Linux live scripts
its also very nice and probably better.

of course; none of the above can compare to Phalanx-9.04 or 503box-Live
 
Old 11-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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There's easypeasy, which is a pimped out unr.

And Moblin.

As far as netbooks go, I grabbed an HP 110 as an xmas gift, threw Slackware -current with xfce on it, and I'd *really* like to keep it for myself. As a matter of fact, if and when my current lappy expires, or gets a lateral transfer in my scheme of things, I'm grabbing one of these babies for me. The beauty of this HP netbook is that the keyboard is 92% the size of a regular keyboard, which goes a long way towards eliminating one of the most complained about netbook faults.

I'm a bit leery about the interfaces that unr, easypeasy, moblin, etc. are going with. I really don't see any need to deviate from the *standard* panel/dock style IFs commonplace across the pc platform, be it osx, windows, gnome, kde, etc. etc.

Whilst I can understand the goals of these remix interfaces, it seems to create a *toyish* look to the netbook, and helps to understate its function as a *real* computer that is suitable for 99% of the general public's overall computer use (browsing, email, im, and sporadic document creation.)

Or, more likely, I'm just talking out of my ass.

cheers,
 
Old 11-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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actually, mrclisdue; I agree about the toyish, child-like interface with UNR,etc
kinda like Sugar desktopish

I found that Eeebuntu's base and standard are un-unr like in that respect
as is fluxflux

I was thinking of making my own
but, which platform?
Ubuntu, Debian, Slack?

I wanna make a Slackware live for netbooks
 
Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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I'd like to place an order for a vanilla slack -current live netbook usbstick.

Slackstick NBE, so to speak.

I'd do it myself, but I have to sweep the garage.

cheers,

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Toy netbooks - "that's a feature, not a bug"

- mrclisdue -
Understand yr sentiments, but I thought that the interface was (is) explained somewhere as an attempt to get the tech-less masses to try-and-then-love linux. I have been helping some of the above to move away from the Dark Side, and the 'toy' distro was a knight in shining armor...the flood of questions moved to a trickle!
 
Old 11-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I'd like to place an order for a vanilla slack -current live netbook usbstick.
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- mrclisdue -
Understand yr sentiments, but I thought that the interface was (is) explained somewhere as an attempt to get the tech-less masses to try-and-then-love linux.
I thought it was designed as a space saver. As netbooks have small screensn (600 pixels high originally), a menubar takes space that can be used in a better way. But I might be wrong.

I don't have any negative feelings about the UNR desktop on my Aspire One after I figured out that clicking the Ubuntu logo minimizes all windows and shows the desktop so I can get to the 'menu'. On bigger screens, I prefer the normal Gnome interface.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 09:15 PM   #9
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I use Kuki (Ubuntu+Xfce, with other enhancements) on mine and have no serious complaints so far. The only problems are that the ethernet adapter doesn't work, it's slightly slow, and there are no kernel sources available for the custom kernel, meaning no VBox or anything requiring them.

I would really prefer Arch + XMonad, but I'm in college and I can't have my main note taking system going down for extended periods of time.
 
  


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