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m_ad
August 12th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I'm really interested in this netbook. It comes with Windows Vista (:confused:) and I would obviously put Ubuntu on it.

I was wondering if anyone could take a look at the specs and let me know if I would have some problems with compatibility.

Link to Bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9370272&type=product&id=1218093001788).


AMD Athlon™ processor L110* with 64-bit platform
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
11.6" WXGA high-definition LED-backlit display
250GB SATA hard drive
ATI Radeon X1270 graphics
High-definition audio support
Built-in 0.3MP webcam with microphone
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector

Thanks.

Paqman
August 12th, 2009, 03:16 PM
From a quick Google it looks like wifi will give you a headache. Also, ATI graphics leaves a lot to be desired on Linux.

m_ad
August 12th, 2009, 03:24 PM
This is exactly what I thought :(

Maybe I'll just go with the Dell or Asus.

fennec_fox
August 12th, 2009, 03:28 PM
http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1230823

This suggests you'll have to do some extra work to get a working internet connection which includes getting packages from a working internet connection and moving them over to the netbook.

As far as graphics. The base install I imagine will work fine but, 3d accel may not run. You might want to try the stuff in this thread.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1153243


If you're looking for a perfect working out of box netbook, the one you are looking at probably isn't best. If you are looking for linux I would suggest going with nvidia for graphics.

m_ad
August 12th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Thanks a lot. I'm not going with this netbook, as I'm looking for a working system out of the box.

Another question. What makes UNR better for netbooks, besides the display? If I have a high definition display with 2GB of memory, could I run regular Ubuntu? What is the advantage of UNR?

Grenage
August 12th, 2009, 03:45 PM
I wouldn't worry about buzz words like "high definition display", Computer monitors have been 'high definition' since long before it existed.

m_ad
August 12th, 2009, 03:48 PM
I wouldn't worry about buzz words like "high definition display", Computer monitors have been 'high definition' since long before it existed.

Even with LED backlight? Supposed to be better at least :)

1366x768 instead of 1024x576

Paqman
August 12th, 2009, 03:54 PM
What is the advantage of UNR?

Having never used it, my understanding is:


Different default interface
Apps run fullscreen by default
Preinstalled extra packages for popular netbooks (eg: EeePC)

Grenage
August 12th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Even with LED backlight? Supposed to be better at least

Aye, LED back-lighting does give an edge, but it's not required for HD. I would however love one of the new Samsung tellies :)

jimsheep
August 12th, 2009, 04:43 PM
This is exactly what I thought :(

Maybe I'll just go with the Dell or Asus.
i'm running 9.04 UNR on both an Acer Aspire One and a Dell Inspiron E1505 with no issues. you shouldn't have many issues with the newer models from Dell, Acer or Asus.

m_ad
August 12th, 2009, 10:25 PM
So, if I have 1.2GHz Atom, 2GB ram and 11.6" LED-backlit (1366 x 768 resolution) is there any reason why I wouldn't use regular Ubuntu (rather than UNR)?