[ubuntu-uk] New netbook?

David King linuxman at avoura.com
Sat Oct 4 17:04:17 UTC 2014

I have an Asus EeePC from a few years ago which still runs well. I was 
using PinguyOS (based on Ubuntu and Mint) but that became quite out of 
date and I did not like the newer versions (but was never too slow). So 
I decided to install Linux Lite which is based on Ubuntu, using version 
14.04 so it has an up-to-date kernel and software. Nothing fancy, but it 
works smoothly on my netbook, even with Cairo Dock installed and a few 
tabs open in Firefox, plus running LibreOffice Writer and a couple of 
other small apps at the same time. Not had a problem with it at all, so 
maybe you just need to install a new distro.
It has a CPU speed of 1.6 GHz and 1 GB of RAM so similar specs to your 

David King

On 04/10/14 15:25, Barry Drake wrote:
> Hi there .....   I just got back after some time away using my 
> netbook.  It is a Samsung N150 currently running Lubuntu 14.04 as it 
> had become far too slow on recent Ubuntu releases.  I want to upgrade 
> to something faster that can run Ubuntu 14.10 at a fair speed.  The 
> thing is, I don't want to go much larger in physical size.  10" or so 
> is ideal for me. I tried an Android tablet, but really prefer the 
> netbook.  I could get by with a tablet running Ubuntu if there were 
> such a thing, but I can't understand why netbooks are now in a 
> minority.  I could possibly go for a low-end Windows netbook if I knew 
> for certain that it was fully compatible with Ubuntu. Obviously I 
> prefer not to pay for an OS that I'm going to wipe!
> Any thoughts or suggestions?  I don't do gaming - I just want 
> something that will do e-mails, internet and documents.  I use cloud 
> sync for documents and I keep Thunderbird and Firefox in sync with my 
> desktop.
> Kind regards,        Barry.
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