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    Which version should I choose?

    Just a quick and perhaps ignorant question.

    I have a eeE netbook, model 900 with the Celeron processor. I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.10 with no problems.

    I read where the 10.04 netbook release is for the Atom processor.

    My question is, should I use the netbook release or the desktop one, or will it make a difference.

    Thanks

    Rich

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    Talking Re: Which version should I choose?

    hi

    - you need to use the netbook ubuntu , the issue with the desktop one is that it takes up to many space on the screen
    see http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu/unr
    && http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...ed_explanation

    hope it helps
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    Re: Which version should I choose?

    So far as I am aware, the two "advantages" of using an NBR release are the interface. which saves a bit of scarce screen real estate, and a selection of packages which leaves out some, such as Brasero, that are deemed unlikely to be needed in normal netbook operation.

    The NBR installation is said to be optimised for the standard Atom netbook configuration, but runs very well in my eeePC-701SD (which has the same Celeron processor as your machine).

    You might like to try the Kubuntu NBR variant, which has (in my opinion - YMMV, of course) a much more elegant variation on the simplified interface theme than Ubuntu NBR. I also find that Linux Mint works very nicely on the eeePC, although you don't really save much screen real estate in that case. The Isadora RC is running very smoothly on my eeePC at the moment.

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    Re: Which version should I choose?

    I read there is no difference between them except for the interface and the few programs it leaves out. I'm also quite sure that the "specific for Intel Atom processors" modules were stopped after 9.04 (?)

    My my experience with both the normal desktop version and the UNR version, battery life is the same on my netbook. So really its up to you, its whether or not you want the remix interface or the regular desktop.
    You can of course have both if you wish...
    - "Make me a coffee..."
    - "No"
    - "sudo make me a coffee"
    - "OK"

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    Re: battery life

    hi

    I found that using MiserWare helps my battery life get it @ http://grano.la/

    happy ubunting !!
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    Re: Which version should I choose?

    A good question? and one I recently wrestled with myself.

    I ran Lucid netbook remix from a USB pendrive for a few days prior to installing it to my netbook HD but found the desktop layout 'alien'. However, I fully intended to stick with it and was aware I could revert to the classic desktop should I so desire. Then, literally at the eleventh hour I decided to install the desktop version. With the multi desktop switcher I haven't found screen real estate to be a problem and so far haven't regretted my last minute decision. Although, I think my choice came more from personal preference and probably an unwillingness for change than a problem with the netbook remix which ran and behaved fine. Also, my netbook has a 10.1" screen so it isn't amongst the smaller screen models.

    So maybe run the netbook edition from a USB pendrive for a few days and see what you think.

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    Re: Which version should I choose?

    Welcome to the forums! Either should run fine on the Celeron. So try both, see which interface you prefer.

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