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PalapaGuy
July 28th, 2009, 02:30 AM
I'm going to buy a netbook soon and I'd like to dual-boot XP and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I see lengthy evaluations here in the forum, but can someone tell me in simple terms what the best one or two netbook choices are?

I care about: 1) running UNR out-of-the-box, 2) good screen resolution, 3) long battery life.

Thanks.

philcamlin
July 28th, 2009, 02:32 AM
You can install Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
There is an Ubuntu variant for the Asus eee:
http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/
and here is the documentation for the Asus eee from the Ubuntu wiki:
https://help.ubuntu.com/search.html?...eepc&sa=Search (https://help.ubuntu.com/search.html?cx=003883529982892832976%3Ae2vwumte3fq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=eeepc&sa=Search)
This site has tons of linux documentation for the eee:
http://www.eeeuser.com/

For what it's worth, I have read that Mandriva supports the eee out of the box. You can also install Debian on the eee and the Acer Aspire One:
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne
and Debian on the eee:
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC

You can also install Ubuntu on the Dell mini:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DellMini9

As for the best netbook, I have been wondering about that myself. The Aspire One and the eee both seem to have a large linux user base.