Re: Operating system advice
Ubuntu 13.04 works fine on my Aspire One, but mine has as hard disk and 1 gig of RAM.
The Linpus models used a horrible slow SSD and had only 512 MB RAM - or at least mine did. If yours has the ssd and that amount of RAM you could either junk it or try Lubuntu 13.04.
If your netbook has a hard disk and a gigabyte of RAM you can use Ubuntu 13.04, or Lubuntu if you prefer its user interface. You can try both and see which you prefer.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.