Linux on a Netbook
Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:26 AM
I've been using it on an old notebook and I quite like it. It's based on Ubuntu, but is really lightweight and fast when compared with most 'buntus. It uses apt for package management and uses OpenBox for a window system. OpenBox is really all the window manager you need, without all the frills of Gnome or (especially) KDE.
Another fast and light distro you might want to check out is SliTaz: http://www.slitaz.org/en/
Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:30 AM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:15 PM
But you can install ArchLinux,that is a very good distro that has a powerful package-manager like pacman and with it you can simple modify your distro as you want!!
Have a look here for more info!!
Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:32 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:04 PM
Gentoo on a netbook would be terrible. Compiles of larger things would probably take 24 hours or longer.
Of course, the first install should be cross-compiled on a better desktop. Everything else wouldn't be a problem.
Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:30 AM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:38 PM
Protip: If you need to optmimize disk space on a *buntu installation, uninstalling OpenOffice will free up about 400 MB of disk storage.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:26 PM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:34 PM
can always just do eeedebian for the madwifi drivers + lot lighter weight than debian + just as easy to install + its less incorporated then ubuntu + you can have any wm you want you dont have to download any different iso/dist just to get xfce. also you may want to upgrade to 4gb of ram if its supported.
What the hell? You don't have to download a different iso or distro to get xfce.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:03 AM
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