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    Getting an EasyPeasy look

    How can I get more of this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...asyPeasy16.png and less of this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...10_release.png

    The reason is simple: EasyPeasy moves a lot smoother on my low-end rig and I don't need a desktop to fill as I am using my notebook only for school.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    Well, EasyPeasy is based on the old "Netbook Edition" of Ubuntu. The Netbook launcher was ultimately the base for Unity, but it has grown significantly since then and requires far more resources.. Unfortunately your only real option would be to use EasyPeasy (which is very out of date since it has not been updated in years).

    My recommendation would be to look at Xubuntu. The interface is a much more traditional desktop interface but it is much lighter weight than the modern Unity interface.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    I know that about Unity, but was hoping that there's a way to make Ubuntu look like that. My only two options are make Ubuntu look like that, or update EasyPeasy. None of them work, as EasyPeasy is very updated and I have trouble updating it, not to mention now my Ethernet cable won't work.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    What are the machines specs?

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    Dual Core 1.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 320G HDD It's an ASUS X401U

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    I run regular ubuntu on an acer 1410 single core 2gig ram just fine.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    I don't like that it lags from time to time.

    EDIT: Anyway, this is getting out of subject.
    Last edited by Rares_Lisovschi; January 21st, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    Rares_Lisovschi ,what did you end up doing? I have an old eeepc 1000h that I currently have on dual boot between xp and Linux mint, but mint is kind of laggy, and I would be interested in trying out Easy Peasy as a full install.

    What are the cons of easy Peasy given it is out of date? Does that make it more susceptible to security attacks (which shouldn't be that much of an issue, because linux is pretty safe in general, right?) , or just less likely to have other programs and stuff install on it because of out of date packages, etc. ?

    I'm pretty new to linux, so I apologize if this seems like a silly question.

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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    The last EP release was an alpha back in 2012 . You could take a look at Joli, OS but it id geared towards online apps and services. It is supposed to be good with old hardware.
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    Re: Getting an EasyPeasy look

    Quote Originally Posted by el_garicimo View Post
    Rares_Lisovschi ,what did you end up doing? I have an old eeepc 1000h that I currently have on dual boot between xp and Linux mint, but mint is kind of laggy, and I would be interested in trying out Easy Peasy as a full install.

    What are the cons of easy Peasy given it is out of date? Does that make it more susceptible to security attacks (which shouldn't be that much of an issue, because linux is pretty safe in general, right?) , or just less likely to have other programs and stuff install on it because of out of date packages, etc. ?

    I'm pretty new to linux, so I apologize if this seems like a silly question.
    This is not a good solution. Note that a number of very experienced users are trying to talk the OP out of it, for good reason.

    You didn't say what spec the machine has but i suspect it probably has 1Gb ram, no more than 2.

    You also didn't say which mint desktop you're using. Cinnamon is not very suitable for netbooks. I've had mint with the Mate desktop on my 1Gb acer netbook and it's not that speedy either.

    I'd recommend forgetting about mint and installing xubuntu or lubuntu, which are much better in old/less powerful hardware.

    The reason I'm recommending installing ubuntu (replacing mint) is that mint technical support is awful. It's as bad as ubuntu's is good. I don't think mint is bad per se but new users are probably going to need support. Linux is more reliable than windows but it usually needs more configuration. As such I just wouldn't recommend anything but ubuntu for novices.

    Actually I think xubuntu may be better for novices because it's easier to configure.

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