[PLUG] Netbook OS
knura at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 25 02:12:55 PST 2010
On Sunday 24 January 2010, Manish wrote:
> I am considering installing one of the following OS on my ATOM based
> netbook -
> (1) UNR aka Ubuntu Netbook Remix
> (2) Moblin
> (3) JoliCloud.
> Anyone using one of the above? I have heard about some network
> problems with UNR, but JoliCloud & Moblin both look interesting!
> Any recommendation or suggestions here? Any pointers would be highly
Even though most netbooks are Intel Atom based, they are not all alike.
I have a HP Mini 1129  and have installed UNR as well as Moblin.
UNR - Out of box everything works except Broadcom WiFi  and no sound
from external speakers. There are some work around for external speaker
to produce sound; I have not had the time to experiment with the fixes
found via Google.
Moblin - Out of box everything works except the Broadcom WiFi .
 Broadcom WiFi can be made to work by installing the firmware from
As to preference, I think it is a personal matter. Go with UNR if want
the same apps available on your desktop as well as on your netbook.
Moblin - the interface is quite different from UNR and the app. list is
not as large as Ubuntu.
Your experience may wary depending on your netbook brand/model.
 FWIW (w/o any prejudice) I have seen pretty much all the netbook
models in the market (Lenovo, Samsung, Asus, Acer, Dell, HP mini) and
IMO the HP Mini has the most ergonomic keyboard.
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