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Thread: Best Debian/Ubuntu based OS for AOD257 Netbook

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008

    Exclamation Best Debian/Ubuntu based OS for AOD257 Netbook

    Now that I've found a way to enable executing Linux Apps on my portable media, I'm back to looking at Linux (namely the Buntu's) for a alternate and faster OS for my netbook.

    I'm looking at Xubuntu and Lubuntu as possible alternatives to Windows 7, but I want to put something on this thing that's debian or (preferably) Ubuntu based, something possibly faster then (or on par with) Windows 7.

    My netbook is a...
    Acer Aspire One AOD257
    CPU : Intel Atom N455 (Hyper Threaded 1.66GHz)
    RAM : 2GB DDR3
    GRFX : Intel GMA 3150 (128 MB VRAM)
    HD : 250GB SATA II 2.5"
    Screen : 10.1" LCD (1024x600)
    Other : 3 USB, Intergrated Intel Wifi, Intergrated Media-card reader

    So is there anything decent that I can put on my netbook for everyday use? I don't really plan on playing games on this thing other then Minecraft (set to the lowest) and Emulation (This thing can at least play Playstation games)

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Lake Placid, Florida, USA
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Best Debian/Ubuntu based OS for AOD257 Netbook

    I run Xubuntu on my Acer netbook and like it ....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Best Debian/Ubuntu based OS for AOD257 Netbook

    Kubuntu (low-fat settings+ maybe netbook plasma), Xubutnu, Lubuntu...

    Bodhi linux (Ubuntu based with very preety e17 DE, needs 128MB ram to run)

    Chrunchbang (easy to use/install debian with openbox)

    AntiX - 12 (debian, latest kernel patched for old mashicne, IceWM) - 55MB ram on idle, but looks like win95

    Or just use Ubuntu (Gnome classic, Unity 2D if 3D is slow or install Mate)
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics:
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup (suitable for older PCs): Redobackup Less friendly disk backup (works on new PC): Clonezilla

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Best Debian/Ubuntu based OS for AOD257 Netbook

    i never got a great feeling with debian based distros on my netbook. they also seemed to heavy. i would suggest trying a puppy linux variant like saluki linux

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