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Linux on a Netbook - May 30th 2009, 08:20 PM

Okay, so most likely next weekend I'll be going out to pick up a new Netbook (Acer Aspire One or Asus Eee, whichever fits my budget better), because while I'm still planning to take my old Apple PowerBook with me to my new campus in the fall, I'll most likely be leaving that in my dorm most of the time, and I think a Netbook would be more convenient to carry around for note taking and some light use around campus.

I have decided, though, that if I find a Netbook on my local search that is cheaper than others because it uses a custom Linux distro instead of Windows XP, I'd be willing to give it a shot. But, I think I'd rather use a more open and customizable Linux distro than the over-simplified setup that seems to come standard on Netbooks. So, my questions are:

~What would be a good, recommended Linux-based OS that wouldn't be too heavy on the hardware yet have a fair amount of flexibility?
~Is there a way to get said Linux-based OS onto the Netbook without having to hand over extra cash for an optical drive?



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Re: Linux on a Netbook - May 30th 2009, 09:06 PM

I haven't had enough experience with Linux to suggest the best one, but (k/x)Ubuntu is quite popular. I recently found out about Ubuntu Studio which looks a lot nicer, but it's more geared towards video and image productivity - best suited to a more powerful system.

And as for the optical drive thing - I know for fact that Ubuntu can be installed from a USB (LiveUSB - similar to LiveCD - Allows you to run the OS from removable media before installing it from said media). I'd hazard a guess to say that other distros will also have LiveUSB versions.
Just make sure your netbook can boot from a USB.


   
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Re: Linux on a Netbook - May 31st 2009, 02:03 PM

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Okay, so most likely next weekend I'll be going out to pick up a new Netbook (Acer Aspire One or Asus Eee, whichever fits my budget better), because while I'm still planning to take my old Apple PowerBook with me to my new campus in the fall, I'll most likely be leaving that in my dorm most of the time, and I think a Netbook would be more convenient to carry around for note taking and some light use around campus.

I have decided, though, that if I find a Netbook on my local search that is cheaper than others because it uses a custom Linux distro instead of Windows XP, I'd be willing to give it a shot. But, I think I'd rather use a more open and customizable Linux distro than the over-simplified setup that seems to come standard on Netbooks. So, my questions are:

~What would be a good, recommended Linux-based OS that wouldn't be too heavy on the hardware yet have a fair amount of flexibility?
~Is there a way to get said Linux-based OS onto the Netbook without having to hand over extra cash for an optical drive?

Linus isnt that popular with the mainstream people yet because the system is designed differently.

It also requires you to be come more techy. Thats why alot of tech savy people like it. But the biggest problem with that operating system is that it have a high level of return rates.

The good thing about this is. that if u dont like it u can always return it for windows i think
   
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