I switched from Ubuntu 11.x to this distro on my netbook. I needed something new. Found out about this from /r/linux when someone was asking about what would be the best distro for netbooks.
on 03/07/2012 – Made popular on 03/07/2012
Even with the rise of tablets and smartphones, many people still prefer netbooks as their portable computing devices. However, with so many Linux distros out there, choosing the right Linux distro for the netbook can be a tough task for a lot of people.
I have a Toshiba nb505 running a 1.67 GHz Atom processor with 2 GB Ram (maxed out as it was upgraded from 1 GB and not supporting of 4 GB). Seeing as how any further upgrades are limited (new motherboard perhaps) I am curious to find a Distro that would work well with the limitations of my machine.
I love Ubuntu, when I ran it on my desktop. However, it has not run well on my netbook.
Over the last 12 months, netbook and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions - Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR). Both have built on the massive potential that was unlocked by the Asus Eee PC but led nowhere, as its operating system failed to inspire a new generation of Linux users.
In our school we have Asus Eee Netbooks working with Lubuntu 11.10. The problem is that we need a new distro, because the touchpad isnt working and the newer version doesn't include the driver! Do you have suggestions for an appropriate distro?
Hello, I'm not newbie in linux at all, but had no much experience with command prompt. I had Using different linux distros at home since 2003, but all of them was with GUI (used PClinuxOS, OpenSUSE, gOS, Mint, now using modified Ubuntu).Just now got netbook (Acer Aspire One AOD255) so needed lightweight and fast distro.
I have been using linux since I first tried ubuntu 6.10. I am really liking linux. I have tried many Ubuntu's, Mint, Peppermint, Ultimate, various Puppies, Suse, etc.I am really going to try to stop doing so much distro hopping, and make #!