Ubuntu and the Atom Processor

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 13:41:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>  So, based on the collective knowledge of this group, any
> experience you'd had with Ubuntu on Atom-based netbooks, and the Intel
> GMA 950 graphics card how will this likely perform?

My Aspire One feels about as fast as my 2.6Ghz Celeron machine, and
does Compiz better.
I've got to really abuse it to make it feel slow (e.g. water ripple
effects, Firefox, Rythmbox, Twirl, a couple of terminal windows and
Evolution all running) and that's likely because it's only 1 gig of

Note I don't have a 'modern' linux desktop box to compare to, but I'm
pleasantly surprised just how well it works for day to day stuff.  I
haven't tried editing video or transcoding stuff.

Phoronix has some benchmarks I think.


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