criticalmass

Linux on a Netbook

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If I could offer my two cents; I think xubuntu would be what you are looking for. The xfce desktop has enough of what you need and is not a resource hog like Gnome or KDE(no offence to anyone on here). I installed xubuntu (standard desktop xubuntu not NBR with XFCE ) on my netbook via the flashdrive method and everything works like a charm. It was all up and running out of the box (with the minor exception of codec installation ect) but wireless ran without any tweaking,scripts or fooling around with mad-wifi. I say give it a try.

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I'm currently running Xubuntu on my netbook, a Dell Mini 910. It works great, but I've been thinking of switching to Crunchbang to save space. My netbook has only an 8 GB solid-state drive, and while Xubuntu takes up a little over 3 GB, Crunchbang fits into about 2.5 GB. It also seems to run a bit faster than any of the *buntus.

[hr][img]http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/807/17155839.gif[/img] [b]Protip:[/b] If you need to optmimize disk space on a *buntu installation, uninstalling OpenOffice will free up about 400 MB of disk storage.[hr]

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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.

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[quote name='dinscurge' date='07 September 2009 - 05:26 PM' timestamp='1252358799' post='344922']
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.
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What the hell? You don't have to download a different iso or distro to get xfce.

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i was poking fun at people being lazy and downloading kubuntu, ubuntu, xubunutu, to get kde, gnome; whatever just cuz their to lazy to do it themselves.

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