July 15, 2016 at 11:01 am #67704linuxgnuruParticipant
So I found this netbook for $20 (Acer aspire) with 1GB ram, Atom N455 1.6Ghz with an awesome 1024×600 display. Ubuntu, Fedora, all suck donkey nuts. Other than slackware / arch, are there any light weight distributions out there that are worth while; i.e. the install isn’t 40MB and only runs 640×480 but at the same time doesn’t need 4GB of ram? The processor is 64bit with 2 threads.July 15, 2016 at 11:06 am #76492RTherenParticipant
Something with LXDE should do the trick IMOJuly 15, 2016 at 11:11 am #76493Venn StoneKeymaster
You can run any distro on it just mind what DM/WM you use.July 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm #76494__eMpTy__Participant
I have a single core 2gb Aspire One netbook that actually runs Kubuntu 14.04 mobile nicely… until you start Chrome. Then it’s swap swap swap, all day long. Lubuntu is the Ubuntu 14.04 LXDE spin that I have found is much lighter on resources, while still having usb automounting, etc.
But who are we kidding? You’re going to run Biebian and don’t bother denying it.July 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm #76495linuxgnuruParticipantQuote:But who are we kidding? You’re going to run Biebian and don’t bother denying it.
actually, i was thinking of trying this outJuly 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm #76496Pedro MateusKeymaster
I’ve been running Ubuntu Mate on my 7 year old netbook.July 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm #76497madhi19Member
I’d give Openelec a look. If anything else you can turn that sucker into a nice kodi box.July 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm #76498striderParticipant
The only GNU distributions that are compatible with netbooks are Xandros, Linpus and Ubuntu Netbook Remix Edition.
All the other GNU distributions will produce kernals panics when playing Tux Racer or Xbill. I recommend going with Linpus ( http://www.linpus.com/products_linpuslite.html ) because it is lite and you can use the Eclipse IDE on it.
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