Re: Will I be fine with Lubuntu?
You don't mention which Lubuntu you have on your netbook and which you plan to install on the other computer. I've got Lubuntu 10.10 on my netbook and it runs wonderfully but support and software updates have stopped for it (Google Chrome is still current but not GIMP or VLC or other popular software.) Because it runs so well I'm sticking with it for the life of the netbook.
There was a sea change in all Ubuntu versions - including Lubuntu - starting with version 11. Since then I would say any machine that does not run Windows 7 comfortably will probably not run Lubuntu 11+ much better. In the latest versions it's more than Unity interface - without going into details, the underlying operating system is more complex and more demanding of resources at every level. I'd say that IF your other machine has the same specs as your netbook and you install the same Lubuntu version on it, you'll likely be fine.
If not, experiment with Persistent Live USB for a while - anything that runs decently that way will run even better on a hard drive install.
One note about Lubuntu default pre-installed software: after installing it on my netbook I found I deleted most of it and replaced with different, which was time consuming. To do over, I would probably have gone with Mint 11 (based on ubuntu 10) which might be a tad slower, but was more pleasing and had better pre-installed choices for me.
Last edited by I2k4; October 10th, 2012 at 08:36 PM.
New to Linux. Currently dual boot Lubuntu 10.10 with W7 on Acer One netbook. Experimenting with Mint 15 XFCE on netbook and a Dell laptop with peripherals (Persistent 8GB Live USB.)