[ubuntu-za] EEEPC Linux ALternatives

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Fri Feb 12 18:02:30 GMT 2010

Bruno Marques wrote:
> When the netbook craze started, I quickly got my hands on a Asus eeepc
> But, I was so quick at it that I got the 4g surf version
> Wich means its not running a intel atom processor, only has 512 de ram, 
> and 4gb ssd space, with extra space for memory card
> It came preinstalled with windows xp, I removed it and installed the 
> Ubuntu netbook remix using a flash drive.
> The thing is, because its not the powerfull netbook that are in stores 
> now, with the NBR it is kind of slow, for the mouse to go from one 
> screen to the other, it goes in long frames, if I disable that fancy NBR 
> gui, and use a simple one, it becomes fast again
> I was wondering, what are good linux alternatives for this modest 
> netbook, im looking for something that has all the essentials, and is 
> quick, doesn’t need to have fancy graphics because it cant support quite 
> well..

There is one guy who is the master of slow laptops... 
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/  He also likes Arch Linux, which is as 
lean as it gets.  But knows how to pair down ubuntu. 

Good luck!


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