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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Okay found it all, was just a thing of becoming a little familiar with where I was walking.
    Thank you very much for the help - seriously!
    Last edited by kabukiM0n0; February 21st, 2013 at 02:46 AM.
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    Re: netbook worthy distros

    You're welcome.

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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Quote Originally Posted by kabukiM0n0 View Post
    I've pretty familiar with apt-get but aptitude is still a hit and miss. One thing I have noticed is that on most debian sites they use aptitude instead of apt-get. Is it as simple as changing aptitude for apt-get and the following command or is there more too it?

    Also - I see there is no equivalant on debian of Ubuntu-restricted-extras and most debians tend to do this themselves - How do I find out what unofficial sources I need and how to get them?

    Is it as simple as using debgen and adding what it recommends into /etc/apt/sources.list?
    the only real difference i've noticed is that aptitude allows you to search packages via the command line ala synaptic. where as apt-get is strictly for adding/removing stuff.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    the only real difference i've noticed is that aptitude allows you to search packages via the command line ala synaptic. where as apt-get is strictly for adding/removing stuff.
    Oh, that sounds like a handy command, and definitely worth taking a look into then.
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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Quote Originally Posted by kabukiM0n0 View Post
    No, at least there is no easy way to do it. It has no hatch for memory. Maybe if you took it apart there might be an extra slot. My old netbook didn't have a memory hatch but once taken apart (once it died) there was an extra RAM slot.

    But taking it apart is not recommended, unless of course you know what you're doing.
    I have the older 8.9 inch acer aspire one and according to the specs it has 512 megs on the motherboard and 1 ram slot that will accept 1 gig maxing it out at 1.5 gig! but I have a 2 gig stick waiting in the wings to give it a try when i have occasion to tear it apart again!

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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Debian is one of the oldest distros and one which takes the software freedoms most seriously, not including by default or making easy to use binary blobs or proprietary software. The information on the sources is there on the Internet, but some codecs are restricted in some countries, so I will not be responsible for spreading the information here.

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    Re: netbook worthy distros

    My favorite: easypeasy 1.6, it doesn´t matter it´s out of date

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    Re: netbook worthy distros

    A great article that answers all:
    https://www.linux.com/news/software/...utions-for-you
    And an even greater one:
    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/sof...ommend-1090058
    And if you're into security stuff (like this rookie/noob):
    http://www.serverwatch.com/server-tr...now-about.html

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    Re: netbook worthy distros

    Quote Originally Posted by yeswetran View Post
    Er...

    Their #1 Laptop pick has been orphaned: http://www.fuduntu.org/blog/2013/04/28/project-ends/
    Intel ® P4 Extreme Edition 3.4 (Gallatin) || DFI ® LanParty PRO875B rev B1
    Crucial ® Ballistix Tracer PC4000 1GB || Mountain Mods U2-UFO Opti-1203
    XFX 7600GT 560M AGP (PV-T73A-UDF3) || Corsair HX520W Modular PSU

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    Re: Help in finding netbook worthy distros

    Quote Originally Posted by drawkcab View Post
    bodhi
    I read this and downloaded bodhi, installed it on my laptop and I don;'t see how people can call it lightweight, On a clean boot it ate about 160MB of ram and it was not fast. More show than go.
    If you want something lightweight try a openbox distro, plenty of them around, crunchbang, archbang, manjaro etc all all good distros.

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