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What kind of netbook? Specs would help. Linux is linux, but some distros do have better hardware support, especially for things like wireless. Most distros will give you a choice of desktop environments like LXDE, XFCE, Gnome or KDE4. I say give PCLOS a try. It has worked well for me with wireless, touchpad, hotkeys and sound working flawlessly. And there are a bunch of different downloads to try. http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/pclinuxos/live-cd/
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Hey I'd like to thank everyone for the feedback, sorry I didn't reply sooner.

I decided to try out fedora (kde spin) in virtual box on my other laptop while keeping ubuntu until I have to time to play around with new distros. I appreciate the help nonetheless and have written down the different suggested distros.


Thanks!
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Mint, OpenSUSE, or Fedora?

Ditto on these as basically "plug in & go" choices, and in fact I'm in the process off evaluating these for my next workstation (currently running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS).

For more "hair shirt" options, look at Arch and Gentoo (and its derivatives).
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