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    Fastest linux netbook possible

    Hi,
    I want to cram as much speed as possible from my EEEPC 1005 from the current scenario

    -mostly web apps through Chrome/FF
    -desktop apps used mainly terminal, VLC, remote desktop => don't want fany interface, just fast and lightweight
    -my home folder only 2gb => don't really need the hard drive
    -I want fast boot time!

    I really don't want to mess with my hardware and replace the hard drive with SSD. But I could run linux from USB memory (they're said to run faster than the casual SD memory cards). So my questions to you are

    -which USB memory, what speed is minimum?
    -is Ubuntu maybe overkill, should I go for the smaller distros? Most importantly - will I gain any speed from that???

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    Re: Fastest linux netbook possible

    you would probably want something light weight
    these 2 ditros are extremely light
    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
    http://puppylinux.org/
    if you are going to use ubuntu use the net book version
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook
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    Re: Fastest linux netbook possible

    There was an post on here last night with a boot speed of 23 seconds dont know if any one can remember it
    DUAL BOOT XP & Natty, Trying LFS

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    Re: Fastest linux netbook possible

    See this review : http://www.tuxradar.com/content/what...t-linux-distro

    I agree with the opinion that Slitaz is best, but you may need to tinker / remaster to include the wireless drivers you need.

    Otherwise I suggest Puppy or Wolvix.
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