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What os distro of linux should i use on my netbook

Link to this post 17 Dec 12

I just found a power supply cord that works for my netbook around first gen 1 core 2 threads honestly it was slower than my pentium 4 desktop ht with 2.8 ghz the netbook is 1.6ghz. the video is some really cruddy intel option. I know i would probably use either xfce or lxde maybe e17. my netbook has 2gb of memory. Windows xp honestly runs on it but not very well. I used to run ubuntu 10.10 or so on it using the netbook interface which honestly ran much better than windows generally speaking. obviously i do not need 64 bit so that may be something i do not need to consider. I like deb over rpm but i have not used rpm's very much. i have run sabayon before but not on that system. I have used linux almost exclusively on a gui before not a great deal of experience with the command line which i hope you will take into consideration. i do not mind having to use it slightly but i do not want a 5 hour or something like that project to get the system up and running. also it has a 160 gb hdd.

Link to this post 18 Dec 12

I have one OS that I would definitely recommend for a netbook: Jolicloud OS. It is based on Ubuntu, and the system specs are pretty light. That and the interface is still pretty nice.

Link Here: http://www.jolicloud.com/jolios

Please let me know if this helps,
Izzy

Link to this post 18 Dec 12

You are on the right path of thinking with the WMs. For an older system and for ans easy deb subsystem I would recommend xubuntu which is ubunutu with xfce by default or bohdi linux which is a specialized ubuntu derivative with enlightnment was the WM.

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