[PLUG] Netbook OS

Amit Karpe amitkarpe at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 02:30:34 PST 2010


On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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
> > appreciated!
>
> Even though most netbooks are Intel Atom based, they are not all alike.
>
> I have a HP Mini 1129 [2] and have installed UNR as well as Moblin.
>
> UNR - Out of box everything works except Broadcom WiFi [1] 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 [1].
>
> [1] Broadcom WiFi can be made to work by installing the firmware from
> respective distros.
>
> 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.
>
> [2] 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.
>
> HTH
>



+1 for UNR aka Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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Amit Karpe.
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