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    Advantage of netbook remix ??

    I am buying a netbook (Atom N455 1 gig ram 250 gig HD) is there an advantage to running the netbook remix over the full blooded OS ? What is the remix ? what is the advantage ? What is the downside ? I run 10.04 on my Dell notebook and love it, works great out of the box.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    As i understand...
    Advantages:
    Optimized for smaller netbook screens
    Optimized for Atom processor

    Dissadvantages:
    10.10 uses unity that still needs work and to som people it gives issues.

    note you can install normal version as well.
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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    I installed 10.10 Netbook Edition on an Acer Aspire One and Unity has a few issues, as for me it slows down my computer and ruins performance.When you have installed Ubuntu, and you boot up, and the login screen appears you can actually choose between standard GUI, and the Netbook Edition. Try both, but in my opinion standard desktop-ubuntu is easier and more intuitive.

    Unity is mostly just eye-candy.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    The only real difference is the user interface.
    Unless you are going to use it purely for web browsing, email, skype and music, I'd suggest sticking to the standard version, particularly if you are already comfortable with it.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    Choose the user interface that is most comfortable for your usability needs. Check out the respective websites if you want to see screenshots of the differences, or better yet, burn Live CD/USBs of each and take them for a test drive.

    Personally I prefer the "regular" Gnome desktop on my netbook, but that is only my preference/opinion.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    RESOLVED THANKS.

    Thanks everyone, found your advise very helpful. The fact that everyone has the same message makes life easier.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    hi
    I have installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on my acer aspire one and after that I had some problems in installing wine. and now every time i wanted to edit source code or repositories it tells: “E: Type ‘b-src’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.”
    now I really do not no how to fix it or uninstall ubuntu because when i tried this in terminal “$sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-netbook-remix” it told me “E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-netbook-remix”
    so please help me doing the right thing. in one hand I need wine to run a program in ubuntu and in other hand ubuntu’s hard way of installing softwares made me sick.
    thanks for your help in advance

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    @ rizbinetizbin:
    I would suggest starting a new thread.
    In that, it might be sensible to explain what you have done with your "source" and repositories.

    Also - statements like "ubuntu’s hard way of installing softwares made me sick" are unhelpful, and unlikely to get a positive response from people who are sick of hearing the same complaints from new users repeatedly. As many will say, it's only hard if you expect it to be the same as what you are used to. If you stick to the Software Centre, unless you don't have an internet connection, there is nothing easier.

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ugm6hr View Post
    @ rizbinetizbin:
    I If you stick to the Software Centre, unless you don't have an internet connection, there is nothing easier.
    +1 to that ... I couldn't believe how easy it was when I first started with Ubuntu, I was certain I'd missed out something important!!

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    Re: Advantage of netbook remix ??

    Quote Originally Posted by rizbinetizbin View Post
    hi
    I have installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on my acer aspire one and after that I had some problems in installing wine. and now every time i wanted to edit source code or repositories it tells: “E: Type ‘b-src’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.”
    now I really do not no how to fix it or uninstall ubuntu because when i tried this in terminal “$sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-netbook-remix” it told me “E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-netbook-remix”
    so please help me doing the right thing. in one hand I need wine to run a program in ubuntu and in other hand ubuntu’s hard way of installing softwares made me sick.
    thanks for your help in advance
    You can install Wine with 2 clicks from the Ubuntu Software Center. I can't honestly imagine an easier way to install software...

    Anyway, it looks for some reason like you created a file called /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list, and there is a syntax error in Line 1 of this file. I am not sure why you did this, but that is what the error message says.

    You can edit this file with:

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list
    Look at Line 1 and fix the problem.

    Or delete this file and install Wine the easy way through the Software Center.
    Last edited by snowpine; December 5th, 2010 at 04:08 PM.

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