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    Netbook Remix

    Hi im so sorry if this is in the wrong place firstly ive missed ubuntu lol

    and the man part of my topic is would ubuntu netbook remix be the best version for my old Dell inspiron 1501 with 2gb ram i tried the latest version and my laptop was way to slow lol

    i need it mainly for my ios theme development any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Forums

    I suggest that you try several of the Ubuntu 'flavours' or 'family' desktop environments alongside standard Ubuntu with Unity. A combination of your preferences and how it performs with you hardware will decide what you will use in the end.

    Lubuntu - with ultra-light desktop environment LXDE, no current LTS.
    Xubuntu - with light desktop environment XFCE, LTS until April 2015.
    Ubuntu - with standard desktop environment Unity, LTS until April 2017
    Kubuntu - with fancy desktop environment KDE, LTS, unsure to which date
    Ubuntu server - with text mode interface, LTS until April 2017

    There are also several community re-spins and remixes, that you might find and like.

    And there are several versions (time-wise ordered). The current long time support version is 12.04 LTS, now at point release 12.04.3, but 12.04.4 will soon be released. The currently newest version is 13.10. If you have very new hardware or if you want or need some very new software, try 13.10, otherwise 12.04 LTS is probably the best choice, because it is well debugged and polished by now (it was released in April 2012). The next version, 14.04 LTS, will also get a long time support, probably for all four main flavours.

    If you have a fast internet connection, download several desktop iso files and test them 'live', Try [KLX]Ubuntu without installing. Else you can install the desktop environments to an installed version of standard Ubuntu and select desktop environment at the log in screen.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    It should be possible to remove the desktops that you don't like, but it might cause problems, so it is probably better to test and then make a fresh installation of the system you prefer.
    Last edited by sudodus; January 12th, 2014 at 06:43 PM.

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    thanks i will give them a try and see which is best

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    The Netbook edition which used the earliest versions Unity was discontinued when Unity became the default desktop on 11.04.
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can".

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    I installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" -release i386
    And touch wood it's running very well.

    I had to sort the wireless drivers using an old forum post I found here from 2010 lol

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    Quote Originally Posted by danharris851 View Post
    I installed Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" -release i386
    And touch wood it's running very well.
    That's nice, but unfortunately, I've got bad news for you, support for 13.04 ends in April. I suppose you could wait until April and then do a clean install of 14.04 (you cannot upgrade directly to 14.04 from 13.04). Either that, or remove 13.04 and install 12.04 now (and you will have the option to upgrade to 14.04 later.)

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kostkon View Post
    That's nice, but unfortunately, I've got bad news for you, support for 13.04 ends in April. I suppose you could wait until April and then do a clean install of 14.04 (you cannot upgrade directly to 14.04 from 13.04). Either that, or remove 13.04 and install 12.04 now (and you will have the option to upgrade to 14.04 later.)
    +1. 12.04 LTS (supported until April 2017) or 13.10 are directly upgradeable to 14.04 LTS when it comes out in April (supported until April 2019). As mentioned, 13.04 upgrade, being an interim release, would mean 13.04>13.10>14.04 LTS or a clean install.

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    yeah i tried upgrading to 13.10 but had an error will look into that once i see if i can get my iphone on ios 7 to mount lol

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    Just upgrading to 13.10 and I don't know how I have done without Ubuntu all this time it runs so much more smoothly than windows vista and windows 8

    Edit: All upgraded to 13.10 and not a single error loving Ubuntu on my laptop again lol
    Last edited by danharris851; January 14th, 2014 at 09:40 PM.

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    Re: Netbook Remix

    Excellent news! Enjoy!

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