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Old 04-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Lightbulb some questions regarding netbook with linux


Hi i am a newbie and using ubuntu on my desktop for some days. I am going to buy a laptop so my questions are:
1) Can i buy a sony vaio, http://www.sony.co.in/product/vpceb46fg
2) I already have a ubuntu 10.10 i386 desktop edition , can i install it on my laptop ?
3)as the processor is 64 bit i looked for a ubuntu 10.10 netbook 64bit but can't find it.
4)Do mandriva also have a different netbook edition ?? I want to try mandriva.
 
Old 04-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Hi i am a newbie and using ubuntu on my desktop for some days. I am going to buy a laptop so my questions are:
1) Can i buy a sony vaio, http://www.sony.co.in/product/vpceb46fg
Only if you have the money. Vaio's have always worked fine for me
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2) I already have a ubuntu 10.10 i386 desktop edition , can i install it on my laptop ?
Maybe, but your new laptop is 64 bit and that distro isn't.
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3)as the processor is 64 bit i looked for a ubuntu 10.10 netbook 64bit but can't find it.
You don't need a 'netbook' edition. The standard distro will work fine. There isn't a 64 bit netbook edition, because there aren't any 64bit netbooks. Again, download the standard version.
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4)Do mandriva also have a different netbook edition ?? I want to try mandriva.
They may, go check their website and find out.
 
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thanks TB0ne
 
Old 04-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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There isn't a 64 bit netbook edition, because there aren't any 64bit netbooks.
There are some - the AMD based netbooks tend to be 64 bit CPUs. That said, you can of course install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit processor with no problems.
 
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I've owned a 64 bit Gateway netbook (LT3103u) for a couple years. You don't have to install a netbook edition on a netbook. A netbook with a 64 bit processor could handle a regular 64 bit distribution. I installed 64bit openSuSE on mine, after replacing the hard drive with an Intel SSD, which greatly increased the boot up time and access speed.
 
  


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