Lubuntu Version Fro Netbooks

Aere Greenway Aere at
Thu Jul 17 17:03:33 UTC 2014

On 07/17/2014 10:07 AM, Deborah P wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Toshiba NB205 Netbook with an Intel Atom N280 CPU and 2 GB 
> RAM. Since the Windows XP that was pre-installed is no longer 
> supported I wanted to try an open source OS and Lubuntu was recommended.
> I've looked at some of the forum posts and still can't determine which 
> version of Lubuntu is best suited for my netbook. Can you please tell 
> me which version I need?
> Thanks,
> Deborah

I have an HP Netbook, with an Intel Atom (1.6 Ghz, 2-processor, 2Gb RAM) 
machine, and Lubuntu 14.04 runs well on it.  Given its speed (and being 
a dual processor), I'm sure it would have no problem running Xubuntu or 
UbuntuStudio, as well.

I am uncertain that it would be enough speed for Kubuntu, or 
(especially) Ubuntu/Unity.

UbuntuGnome, or Linux Mint would probably work fine on it.  I have an 
earlier level of Linux Mint on it that works fine.

The things that are more likely to give you problems with it, are the 
limited screen dimensions.  Many applications need (and possibly assume) 
a larger screen is available.  A handy trick with Linux, is that you can 
hold-down the Alt-key, and click/drag anywhere in the window (not just 
the title-bar) to re-position the window.

I am assuming that the performance of your Toshiba Netbook are similar 
to my HP Netbook (which may not be the case).


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