[ubuntu-uk] New netbook?
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using PinguyOS (based on Ubuntu and Mint) but that became quite out of
date and I did not like the newer versions (but was never too slow).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
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
> Kind regards, Barry.
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