Netbook Distributions.

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by Remp, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Remp

    Remp New Member

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    I thought I'd open a topic for distros specially developed for netbooks.


    My favorite is Joli OS, take a look here: http://www.jolicloud.com/jolios
    Amazing design, right?

    So share your thoughts about netbook distros, and write about your experiences and favorite distros!
  2. encryptedbytes

    encryptedbytes New Member

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    I haven't tried it myself yet, but I've heard good things about Ubuntu Netbook Edition. The Unity interface is designed for the smaller screen, looks pretty nice, and has stuff like Facebook and Twitter integrated. Also, the Ubuntu Software Centre appears to be stocked with most of the apps you'll want to run on your netbook.
  3. Smokey

    Smokey New Member

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    I'm not a fan of JoliOS to be honest. I used it and just couldn't bring myself to making it my OS for my netbook. I'm considering Xubuntu or Linux Mint for my netbook though. :)
  4. DarthVader3257

    DarthVader3257 New Member

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    I think sooner or later the forum staff would add a section that works for laptops, but this can work out as well. I'm new to the whole Linux thing, but I think i'll go with any laptop good for newbies of the Linux software.
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    scotty New Member

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    I did download and install Jolli cloud, but I didn't like it at all! I felt that it removed functionality from the netbook and basically turned it into something too dependent upon being online. I felt it had no substance.

    I soon replaced it with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and LOVED IT! I really liked the sleek design, as well as the inbuilt apps and functionality. Since I use my netbook back and forward to work on the train, with no internet, having offline software was a big plus for me.
  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Xubuntu and Lubuntu are very lightweight distros that work well using small amount of resources.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Arch Linux with Mate or Razor-qt. Or even KDE-netbook.
  8. Videodrome

    Videodrome Active Member

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    I've mostly been running Crunch Bang Linux. It's been great for my HP Mini that originally came with WinXP o_O

    Crunch Bang is built on top of Debian and uses OpenBox Window Manager. It has a right click menu plus many preconfigured shortcut keys listed under a Conky display.

    http://crunchbang.org/
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  9. telemahos

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    I recommend Bodhi Linux. Lightning fast.

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