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November 25th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Hi everyone

I want to get this Gigabyte netbook: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Notebo...?ProductID=3198 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Notebook/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3198)

GIGABYTE Q1088 Slim Netbook
Intel® Atom™ N270 Processor 1.6GHz
Intel GMA 950 Graphics
1GB DDR2 800 (2GB Max, one slot)
160GB SATA 5400RPM
WiFi 802.11b/g LAN (think it's Atheros)
10.1" Wide Screen 1024x600 LED Backlit
Media Card Reader
3x USB 2.0

Do you think I will be able to get Ubuntu or Kubuntu Netbook versions running on this with everything working? I've never ever used Linux and would like to have a Ubuntu or Kubuntu netbook (anything but Windows!)

Thank you

March 29th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I have the same netbook and am Downloading the new beta of 10.04.
I am going to try the version for netbooks here http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/
Ill let you know how it goes in a few days,.
I am only really worried about the WLAN

March 30th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Well booted off the CD.
No wireless networking.
Shutdown and went back to XP.
I just don't know why Linux can't get that right.
Sad times.