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    Ubuntu Unity 12.04 slow on ASUS EeePC 1001P Netbook. So what other distro?

    I used to run Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome on my Netbook. It ran well after a fix for wifi and sound.
    I have 12.04 Unity on my MSI laptop and really like it.
    With 10.04 no longer supported I have installed 12.04 Unity and everything works out of the box ... but it is slow and sometimes hangs.
    What distro does the team suggest for my Netbook please?

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    Re: Ubuntu Unity 12.04 slow on ASUS EeePC 1001P Netbook. So what other distro?

    Xubuntu 12.04 with Saucy HWE stack works well for me on my 1001P with SSD & 2GB RAM.
    Also I tried to use Lubuntu 13.10 (LXDE desktop) for one month or so. It worked even faster than Xubuntu, but LXDE had seemed less comfortable to use for me.

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    Re: Ubuntu Unity 12.04 slow on ASUS EeePC 1001P Netbook. So what other distro?

    Xubuntu 12.04 works OK on eeepc 900.

    Edit: Oops! I'm actually running Xubuntu 12.10.
    Last edited by coldraven; December 27th, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu Unity 12.04 slow on ASUS EeePC 1001P Netbook. So what other distro?

    I found 12.10 and 13.04 both better than 12.04
    On a eeepc 1015PEM

    Funny though, Mint 13 (AKA 12.04) Mate works really well
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    Re: Ubuntu Unity 12.04 slow on ASUS EeePC 1001P Netbook. So what other distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhrigu View Post
    Xubuntu 12.04 with Saucy HWE stack works well for me on my 1001P with SSD & 2GB RAM.
    Also I tried to use Lubuntu 13.10 (LXDE desktop) for one month or so. It worked even faster than Xubuntu, but LXDE had seemed less comfortable to use for me.
    With a holiday abroad coming up in February I wanted to take my Netbook with me. It had sat around unused for over a year and still had Ubuntu 12.04 on it. So I took your suggestion and installed Lubuntu (13.10). The Netbook boots Lubuntu in 30 seconds, Lubuntu runs satisfactorily fast and has a simple easy to use Desktop Environment. Thanks for the tip.
    I'd like to replace the HDD with a SSD but blanched when I saw the almost complete disassembly of the Netbook needed.
    Last edited by michael-eacott; 3 Weeks Ago at 04:06 PM. Reason: spelling

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