|08-02-2010, 04:39 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Between the Ocean and Mountains
Best OS for netbooks? Free is nice...
Just picked up a super cheap netbook. I hate Windows though...
So what is the best OS for a:
Netbook (Acer AspireOne)With:
1.6 GHZ Atom
Intel Graphics Chip
1 gig Ram
160 GB Harddrive
10.1 Inch screen
3 USB ports
Reported 9 hour battery life (im getting 5)
I want to:
Use Open Office (write documents)
Surf the Net
Watch Hulu Videos
Organize photos (like Iphoto)
Skype Video Chat
Run Itunes (might work with WINE for other OS's) Videos and Music
Has Win 7 starter from the factory. Runs like crap. Can't full screen hulu or youtube.
Free is nice:
Thinking of trying one of the many Free OS's. Android, Unbutu Netbook Remix, ect.....
Would these run better?
or should I just stay with Win 7?
Hackintosh makes the computer lose, wifi, webcam, and just about everything...
Firestorm screwed with this post 08-02-2010 at 04:47 AM
|08-02-2010, 05:55 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: The Hub of the Universe
Check to see if the skype microphone issue has been fixed with Ubuntu, if it has then go for it
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|08-02-2010, 09:00 AM||#3|
Joined: Aug 2002
Is the AspireOne one of those netbooks that you can't upgrade past 1GB? Windows 7 should actually run ok on it with 2GB.
That said, the Ubuntu netbook release is pretty nice. I've had my EEEpc dual-booting it for a while now, and it's pretty slick. For what I use the little guy for, I could run it full time and not have any issues.
|08-02-2010, 09:59 AM||#5|
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Effin' 'ell
I have a netbook (with a Solid State Drive) and would LOVE to dump Winduhs from it. But until I can get MapSource 6.xx to run properly under Ubuntu (WINE), I am stuck with Bill Gates' evil minions' BS OS crapware. I run XP because it works MUCH better than Vistduh or Winduhs 7.
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|08-02-2010, 04:25 PM||#7|
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Devils Playground nv
that's what I run on my asus netbook. kicks ass, I have all the multi-buttons. I run it on my workstation, on my server. XFCE4 is the windowmanager I use, but I've heard really good things about lxde
Sidux is a great fuggin' os. (variant of debian sid)
Debian is always one of the best distributions for nearly any purpose. It is stable, reliable, secure, and has TONS of available packages (more than 20,000) to install. Debian can be installed on most netbooks. You might run into issues with the resolution, but you should be able to correct them by editing the xorg.conf file. Most likely, however, you’ll have to start out with an Ethernet connection, because the wireless will need to be tweaked to get it to run. To do this, you’ll have to install a non-free version of the madwifi driver. The easiest way to do this (with your netbook attached to an Ethernet connection) is to install the module assistant like so:
(edit to add) Give the fuck up on itunes though, it's a dog on a fast processor, trying to run in as a vm or on a netbook... instead look at any of the linux alternatives, (there's a lot of choices)
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|08-02-2010, 04:28 PM||#8|
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Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Albuquerque, Neue Messico
Ubuntu 10.4 runs like a dream in my two notebooks that are lesser machines than yours.
|08-02-2010, 04:29 PM||#9|
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Joined: Jul 2004
Location: In a mobile hovel
I knew there was a reason I didn't throw out those DOS user manuals.
|08-03-2010, 12:34 PM||#10|
Kumbaya my ass
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