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    Lightbulb Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    About 6 months or so ago I made my first foray into the world of Linux by successfully dual booting my older Acer Aspire One AOD270-1410 netbook with 1G RAM via Wubi... it worked but was slowwww.

    Yesterday while playing around on the forums I decided to wipe/uninstall that incarnation - I now have a better dedicated laptop running 12.04 LTS and another Windows 7 laptop that truly dual boots 12.04 LTS, so I decided to try to do it right. I made a bootable USB stick and after making a new 75GB partition with Windoze software, I booted and "tried" Ubuntu with a 32bit version of 12.04 LTS. Then I told it to install alongside Windoze 7. At first the screen backlighting was very low and I could hardly read the screen.

    I decided to do the updating and then see about the screen. After a couple hours of downloading on my slow wireless it finished and I rebooted. The screen worked and the speed was incredible in comparison. I nearly got whiplash!!

    So far I have found NO problems, the little light netbook on Ubuntu runs circles around the pre-installed Win (lose) OS. New life TRULY.

    scott
    Last edited by wn1ytw; March 11th, 2014 at 04:58 PM.

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    so what is your problem exactly ?
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    moved to ubuntu, linux and os chat
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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    No problem. I had seen lots of errors previously about this netbook and also to use wubi installs. This was just to show it now works and doing it is easy/painless without wubi. The post was info only, not a question or help request. I did not think it was against forum policy. Please excuse.

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    No Its not against forums policy. But you have posted it in a wrong area.

    Actually we welcome Testimonials but here we do.
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    bump it up to 2GB of RAM and install ubuntu 64bit and it will be even faster.

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    I've had the RAM since I bought the netbook but it is too difficult for my shaky hands to take apart! Wish I'd realized how bad installing the RAM would be. I even read how to do it first but when I actually started I got as far as breaking 4 F key tops before I gave up!! (Due to MS my hands are very shaky - I used to be a technician too!! )

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    Re: Netbook/speed increase ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Good to hear that, I am under the impression that 1G of ram is not sufficient to run Unity smoothly.

    Edited: Are you sure you are not running Unity 2d?

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