Thinking of trying another distro on my netbook. Any suggestions?

@lakantar (1575)
April 15, 2012 10:11am CST
Greetings myloters, I'm having an Asus EEE pc 1005HA. It has an intel atom 1.66 GHZ cpu 2GB ram (533Mhz) I am running it on an Linux Ubuntu 10.10 in the last year so the time for it's annual format has come :P So I thought of asking for any suggestions of other netbook holders since my netbook is like a test drive machine for linux distros :P. Which distro are you using on your netbook? Any thoughts of a good distro for a netbook? Have you tried the 11.04 version? How is it for a netbook's capabilities?
1 response
• United States
15 Apr 12
I prefer Linux Mint to the basic Ubuntu distributions, because it's easier to use. It gives me all the functionality of Ubuntu but with some extra GUI features that are more like a Windows machine. It's not a problem for me when things are very different from Windows, but it means I can let people borrow my computer and not have to hold their hand all through using it. I believe the current version of Mint is running off the most recent Ubuntu distro, but I'm not certain. For a netbook, I prefer small Linux distros like Damn Small Linux or PuppyLinux. (Damn Small Linux will actually fit on a floppy drive, if you're trying to install to an older machine.) The advantage of those on a netbook is that they require so little memory, the machine can run faster even with lower processor speed.
@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
2 May 12
What are your pc stats? So I can see if Mint will go well on my netbook. I was kind of leaning towards trying it but I installed 10.10 after that and I have to say that it was a good choice so far.