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Old 05-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
bevgeo
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Upgrading Linux Ubuntu for a Netbook


Hello,
I would like to know if it would compromise the working of my Acer One Netbook with 2gb of ram and a 250 gb hardrive by installing the full version of Linux Ubuntu?
 
Old 05-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Most unlikely that Ubuntu would cause a problem. But what is the worry explicitly?
 
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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I don't think so, though I haven't tried it.

The primary difference I have seen between Netbook Remix and standard Ubuntu is the selection of programs installed. For example, for Open Office (LibreOffice), Calc, Writer, and Impress are installed, rather than the full suite. In terms of load on your processor, what matters is what is actually running, not what's installed on the hard drive.

I have found that certain resource-intensive programs, such as Google Earth, don't seem to like Atom processors and won't work properly.
 
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition no longer exists. With the recent 11.04 release it is the same Ubuntu whether for desktop, laptop, or netbook.
 
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
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I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with 1gb of ram on an intel atom n455, standard netbook really. It runs really nice.
 
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