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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    sorry, my ipad posted the same comment twice :/
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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    Good news!

    My Hp mini 110 arrived today!
    I checked and it happens to have the dual core atom. The performance is rather good.

    Any suggested distributions?
    I heard that ubuntu has some issues with that wifi card and fedora runs best.

    Does somebody have any experience to share in regards to Fedora?

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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    try 2 things peppermint is a real lightweight ubuntu distro and lubuntu which has a specific netbook option which is very fast though plain lubuntu is prettier and still fast.

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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    try 2 things peppermint is a real lightweight ubuntu distro and lubuntu which has a specific netbook option which is very fast though plain lubuntu is prettier and still fast.
    Thanks, I'll take note.

    Meanwhile, I created a bootable usb stick with 12.10 and attempted to boot it up on my new netbook. I reached the installation screen in which you pick to 'try ubuntu' but after that I'm left on a black screen with a cursor flashing forever.

    I suspect it might be some hardware incompatibility because that same usb stick was able to boot in my other computer with ease.

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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    Quote Originally Posted by louisgonick View Post
    Thanks, I'll take note.

    Meanwhile, I created a bootable usb stick with 12.10 and attempted to boot it up on my new netbook. I reached the installation screen in which you pick to 'try ubuntu' but after that I'm left on a black screen with a cursor flashing forever.

    I suspect it might be some hardware incompatibility because that same usb stick was able to boot in my other computer with ease.

    Don't waist your time trying to run from the USB. It took me F O R E V E R to get it to load. Everything worked when it did load...kinda... was E X T R E M E L Y S L O W!!! I installed it. Lubuntu that is, and it was awesome. Crushed Windows and everything worked great, even the Wifi and touchscreen, which I didn't expect to work at all.

    What I'm saying: Dual-boot it first to make sure it works, then go solo LUbuntu if you have no use for Windows.
    Give yourself 6 months and you will love Ubuntu too!

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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    Quote Originally Posted by louisgonick View Post
    Thanks, I'll take note.

    Meanwhile, I created a bootable usb stick with 12.10 and attempted to boot it up on my new netbook. I reached the installation screen in which you pick to 'try ubuntu' but after that I'm left on a black screen with a cursor flashing forever.

    I suspect it might be some hardware incompatibility because that same usb stick was able to boot in my other computer with ease.
    I use Mint 13 Mate on my eeepc
    I've tried so many, it isn't even funny, but I found this to be absolutely the best.
    Having said that, Ubuntu 12.04 works well, 12.10 not so well.
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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    Quote Originally Posted by louisgonick View Post
    Any suggested distributions?
    I heard that ubuntu has some issues with that wifi card and fedora runs best.

    Does somebody have any experience to share in regards to Fedora?
    I've never had wifi issues in ubuntu, but any that would exist could only realistically be due to very new hardware and ubuntu's kernel being slightly behind, which can be sorted out by updating the kernel.

    I'd recommend giving bodhi linux a look.

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    Re: Ubuntu in net books

    I have a two year old ASUS 1015B with AMD ALU C60 and a 6250 ATI Radeon with 2GB RAM. It runs Ubuntu 12.10 fine with latest Catalyst installed, HDMI works well, you can do basic surfing and office work and occasional light GIMP as well. Battery life is amazing six and half hours with Jupiter power management installed. All in all its a good buy. Everything works, never had issues with wi fi even with Ubuntu 11.04.

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