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  1. #1
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    Help me choose the best

    Hello here is my CPU info:

    Product Number
    VM146UA#ABA
    Microprocessor
    1.60GHz Intel Atom Processor N270
    Microprocessor Cache
    512KB L2
    Memory
    1024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
    Memory Max
    1024MB
    Video Graphics
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Video Memory
    Up to 128MB
    Hard Drive
    160GB (5400RPM)
    Display
    10.1” Diagonal WSVGA LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1024 x 600)
    Network Card
    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity

    • 802.11b/g WLAN

    Sound

    • HD Audio
    • stereo speakers
    • integrated microphone

    Keyboard
    92% full sized keyboard
    Pointing Device
    Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down (note: no on/off button)
    PC Card Slots

    External Ports

    • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    • 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    • Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack (compatible with 3.5mm 4-conductor jack with stereo audio and mono mic)
    • 1 VGA (15-pin)
    • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)



    I would like to install best linux system for this system.
    I want to format hard drive & only use linux on this system.
    I would like to do it from a Fresh 8GB USB drive.

    I am ready with your help.. I am new & dumb but I am learning...Thanks

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    I have a Compaq mini 110 as well, and it runs ubuntu 12.04 quite happily, so there's no reason to assume it wouldn't run 12.10 as well. Just haven't gotten to the point to upgrade yet.

    If you want it to be very responsive, you might want to have a look at Lubuntu 12.10, which I recently installed on an older laptop and was quite impressed with.

    BTW: that 1GB max is not entirely true, mine has 2.
    I'm thinking about it

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    BTW: that 1GB max is not entirely true, mine has 2.[/QUOTE]

    is this up
    gradable?

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    I have a laptop almost same configuration as you. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 can run easily on your system, but in my opinion Lubuntu is the best option for you (using this your PC will be much faster than Ubuntu), otherwise you can try Xubuntu as second option.

    Welcome to Linux world. Thanks.

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    Quote Originally Posted by MrNewie View Post
    is this up
    gradable?
    I think I replaced the original one with a Transcend 2GB SO-DIMM, partno TS2GHP995A
    I'm thinking about it

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    +1 for xubuntu

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    Here are the Ubuntu Hardware Requirements so you can see that your computer meets them:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements

    Whether or not Ubuntu is the "best" distribution is a question that cannot be answered. It is certainly among the top 10.

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    I run Lubuntu 12.10 on an old Laptop with a 600MHz Pentium M, 500 MB, 128 MB graphics and a 35 GB HDD. It is surprisingly responsive, and can handle about four concurrent major apps before starting to go to swap, at which point, unfortunately, it is almost unusable. The biggest pig was the web browser until I started using links2 which is absolutely lean and mean, if you can live without flash, java and cookies.

    Your system should be able to run any of the flavours, although Lubuntu will be most responsive. It's up to you whether you want the new Unity desktop (Unity), XFCE (Xubuntu) or LXDE (Lubuntu) in descending order of resource usage.

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    Re: Help me choose the best

    You should give Bodhi Linux 2.1 a look. It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and uses the Enlightenment 17, which is a window manager and desktop shell rolled in one -- and not nearly as heavy as a full-blown DE.

    www.bodhilinux.com
    Last edited by QIII; November 23rd, 2012 at 03:30 AM.
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