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post #31 of 38
I think I already mentioned Debian and/or Arch, those would be the fastest compared to *buntu. At least in my opinion Debian works well because it's designed for stability and speed rather than being the latest software. Arch because it's easier to set up than slackware/gentoo but more vanilla and tends to run a bit smoother that way. Everything else seems a little sluggish, maybe not as slow as Ubuntu but still sluggish.

[edit] Debian doesn't always go for speed, but generally their bug tracking for stability helps out in speed as you don't encounter as many glitches that would hinder performance. Though honestly once you get to a point most distro's don't tweak things far enough.
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For a netbook with those specs, just install 10.10 (or 10.04.2 LTS - it'll be supported until 2013 and you won't have to worry about it).

Both run well with a standard desktop install with compiz, emerald, the cube and all the other shiny stuff on netbooks with N270/945GSE or your Lenovo's N45X/GMA3150.

This has to be the worst time to try Ubuntu since Ati dropped support for the legacy cards before the open source drivers were ready...
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Ubuntu is the easiest to use out of all of those distros.

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Mint is just as easy if not more so.

Opensuse is more difficult to install and get drivers but Yast makes just about everything easier than any other distro.

The easiest distro I've used is PCLinuxOS as it literally comes with every driver you could think of.

All of those will suck on a netbook though and really the best choice is Arch or Debian at the very least as both offer the ability to start with a minimal environment vs 3000 pounds of apps you don't need and then need to remove.
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Ubuntu is the easiest to use out of all of those distros.

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Mint is easier, less crap to go through during installation but same easy to use base.

OpenSUSE has a easier to use installer than Ubuntu and once you get used to KDE and where a few things are, is easier than Ubuntu IMO.

Arch is easy if you take the time to read the documentation up during installation and when you get a problem.
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Just quite on Ubuntu and go with something else or move from the buntus to Mint, Fedora, or openSUSE as those are the easiest. There are alternatives and that's what Linux is all about.
But whats wrong with lubuntu? I like it but I havent figured out to install skype yet or put a program in the panel
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But whats wrong with lubuntu? I like it but I havent figured out to install skype yet or put a program in the panel
I can't really help you with skype since I keep installing it and having it fail to launch without any error output. As for the panel thing. I much prefer the speed of Alt+F2 -> program name -> enter -> enjoy. In Linux I've moved away from using the mouse as much as possible. It sure has speed things up for me.
     
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I can't really help you with skype since I keep installing it and having it fail to launch without any error output. As for the panel thing. I much prefer the speed of Alt+F2 -> program name -> enter -> enjoy. In Linux I've moved away from using the mouse as much as possible. It sure has speed things up for me.
hey on the bright side with skype, m$ did just buy it didnt they? so when it fails to launch now, it will also crash your computer and fill up your log files, better than no error right?
Kinda meh now...
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hey on the bright side with skype, m$ did just buy it didnt they? so when it fails to launch now, it will also crash your computer and fill up your log files, better than no error right?
LOL. No it's just going to be skype 2.2 final as in "final version we'll ever release for an OS that doesn't pay us licensing fees".
     
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