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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2012, 05:56:44 pm »
i've got vectorlinux running on a acer aspireone  (the 8gb ssd 512meg one ) runs fine
debian linuxmint arch and crux oh hate to say it on a linux web page but freeBsd and OpenIndiana

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 02:32:01 am »
[user@localhost ~]$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1508       1273        234          0         20        543
-/+ buffers/cache:        709        798
Swap:         1027          0       1027

Wow, so even with 15 tabs open on FF, writer, terminal, pdf reader, I'm only using half the memory? No, really the buffers and caches are on the RAM, right,
or on the SSD? If on SSD why add them to RAM mem?

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 03:40:13 am »
OK, you're using 1273  of 1508 leaving 234 free.

But if you DON'T include buffers/cache (stuff that's been cached into RAM to make your system quicker) your OS and software are only using 709

But if that's from a cold boot to the desktop, and without starting any applications .. that's quite high, specially for Peppermint or I'd expect Linpus.
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2013, 09:56:43 pm »
I've added which distros are rolling-release. Are there any others that are also rolling-release?

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 10:34:24 pm »
All of them can have a rolling release if on a CDROM ;)
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013, 11:18:08 pm »
Lol!! I see what you did there ;)

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2013, 11:04:58 pm »
I might be wrong but I do not think Crunchbang is a rolling release. :-\
That was my main reason to move from Crunchbang to Archbang
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 11:06:38 pm by SeZo »

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2013, 02:56:41 am »
Ah quite right. I was confused...I'll edit that :)

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2013, 02:31:07 pm »
So...have there been any developments in the world of netbook/old hardware Linux recently? I know Peppermint 4 should be out sometime in the next 2 weeks (right? right?? ;) ) but other than that is there anything new happening?

Doing some looking around it seems that a lot of the netbook-specific distros have kind of died off, with the exception of the !bangs and Peppermint.

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2013, 02:44:10 pm »
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So...have there been any developments in the world of netbook/old hardware Linux recently?

Not much changed. Fuduntu gone way of the Dodo.

I have replaced ArchBang on my AA1 with Debian Wheezy LXDE. No problems to report.
Everything works OTB.
I would say just stick with any distro with Openbox or LXDE desktop enviroment an you are good to go.
You get a decent performance on a small(ish) footprint. No need for netbook specific distros any more.

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2013, 12:27:20 am »
I'm with SeZo .. I'm not really sure there ever was a need for "netbook" distro's .. just pick a distro with a light desktop and you'll be fine.

If Unity/Gnome3 did us any favours, it's that there are more distros around offering alternative (and usually lighter) desktop environments by default, and/or the ones that already existed are getting more coverage.

So in a way there may be MORE distros around that are suited to netbooks, they're just less likely to be labelled as "netbook specific".
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2013, 08:06:09 pm »
Just a quick update if anybody here is interested...
  • SolusOS has recently been discontinued.

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2013, 08:20:01 pm »
Yeah, Ikey pulled the plug on it, but he's continuing in FOSS and is in the middle of creating a media player called Budgie.
http://ikeydoherty.github.io/budgie/
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2013, 02:41:33 pm »
Distrowatch did a review of Point Linux last week - it's based on Debian Stable, running Mate. Light RAM usage, and really quick apparently. Should suit netbooks (although I haven't tried it myself). Worth stating that the next Debian will probably run Xfce, so although it's a couple of years away, will be worth keeping an eye on.

 


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