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Ok so I just got this laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834147456

And it had vista YUCK...
So Im currently installing joliOS and im gonna try that out.
What do you think will be the best distro for usability, battery life and internet browsing and light word processing.
Im not a total linux noob but I dont think I could manually set up arch linux without some help.
post #2 of 29
Mint is a great begginer distro.
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Well jolicloud has no cusomization so im thinking of trying debian..
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CRUNCHBANG

cause #! is awesome

thats what i run, its like debian, with openbox by default woot
Kinda meh now...
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CRUNCHBANG

cause #! is awesome

thats what i run, its like debian, with openbox by default woot
This.

Either Crunchbang (Debian/Ubuntu with Openbox) or Archbang (Arch, but it's all pre-configured and you won't have to do anything manually, also with Openbox). I prefer Archbang, because I love Pacman as my package manager.

Openbox is very lightweight and minimalistic. It barely uses any ram at all.
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CRUNCHBANG

cause #! is awesome

thats what i run, its like debian, with openbox by default woot
well I think im gonna try debian with kde. then slackware.
If those both fail i have crunchbang at 10% and still downloading.
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Originally Posted by Redmist View Post
This.

Either Crunchbang (Debian/Ubuntu with Openbox) or Archbang (Arch, but it's all pre-configured and you won't have to do anything manually, also with Openbox). I prefer Archbang, because I love Pacman as my package manager.

Openbox is very lightweight and minimalistic. It barely uses any ram at all.
Do you think arch is faster than debian window managers aside?
post #8 of 29
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Do you think arch is faster than debian window managers aside?
people will say arch is faster... but the difference would be negligible :/ debian tends to be muuuuch more stable though, even with the testing branch that has some new-ish packages

thats why i prefer crunchbang its just debian with openbox thrown on it more or less lol
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ya i think im gonna stick with debian based distros.
Just because people with arch seem to always have to keep fixing there way to new packages.
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Why not Windows 7 basic and call it a day?
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