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November 22nd, 2012, 06:14 PM
Hello here is my CPU info:

Product Number
1.60GHz Intel Atom Processor N270
Microprocessor Cache
512KB L2
1024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
Memory Max
Video Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Video Memory
Up to 128MB
Hard Drive
160GB (5400RPM)
10.1 Diagonal WSVGA LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1024 x 600)
Network Card
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity

802.11b/g WLAN


HD Audio
stereo speakers
integrated microphone

92% full sized keyboard
Pointing Device
Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down (note: no on/off button)
PC Card Slots

External Ports

5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack (compatible with 3.5mm 4-conductor jack with stereo audio and mono mic)
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)

I would like to install best linux system for this system.
I want to format hard drive & only use linux on this system.
I would like to do it from a Fresh 8GB USB drive.

I am ready with your help.. I am new & dumb but I am learning...Thanks:lolflag:

November 22nd, 2012, 06:21 PM
I have a Compaq mini 110 as well, and it runs ubuntu 12.04 quite happily, so there's no reason to assume it wouldn't run 12.10 as well. Just haven't gotten to the point to upgrade yet.

If you want it to be very responsive, you might want to have a look at Lubuntu 12.10, which I recently installed on an older laptop and was quite impressed with.

BTW: that 1GB max is not entirely true, mine has 2.

November 22nd, 2012, 06:29 PM
BTW: that 1GB max is not entirely true, mine has 2.[/QUOTE]

is this up

November 22nd, 2012, 06:34 PM
I have a laptop almost same configuration as you. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 can run easily on your system, but in my opinion Lubuntu is the best option for you (using this your PC will be much faster than Ubuntu), otherwise you can try Xubuntu as second option.

Welcome to Linux world. Thanks.

November 22nd, 2012, 08:55 PM
is this up

I think I replaced the original one with a Transcend 2GB SO-DIMM, partno TS2GHP995A

November 22nd, 2012, 09:36 PM
+1 for xubuntu

November 22nd, 2012, 09:49 PM
Here are the Ubuntu Hardware Requirements so you can see that your computer meets them:


Whether or not Ubuntu is the "best" distribution is a question that cannot be answered. It is certainly among the top 10.

November 23rd, 2012, 03:13 AM
I run Lubuntu 12.10 on an old Laptop with a 600MHz Pentium M, 500 MB, 128 MB graphics and a 35 GB HDD. It is surprisingly responsive, and can handle about four concurrent major apps before starting to go to swap, at which point, unfortunately, it is almost unusable. The biggest pig was the web browser until I started using links2 which is absolutely lean and mean, if you can live without flash, java and cookies.

Your system should be able to run any of the flavours, although Lubuntu will be most responsive. It's up to you whether you want the new Unity desktop (Unity), XFCE (Xubuntu) or LXDE (Lubuntu) in descending order of resource usage.

November 23rd, 2012, 03:20 AM
You should give Bodhi Linux 2.1 a look. It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and uses the Enlightenment 17, which is a window manager and desktop shell rolled in one -- and not nearly as heavy as a full-blown DE.

www.bodhilinux.com (http://www.bodhilinux.com)