[PLUG] Netbook OS
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  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
> 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.
>  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.
+1 for UNR aka Ubuntu Netbook Remix
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Einstein
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