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I wanted to run linux so it would be faster and smoother, however id also like to make sure all my drivers can be installed with linux on the 1025c. Also can office 2010 be used or do they have like quick office?
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Last i checked, they don't have Microsoft Office for Linux....but they have Open Office which is basically a clone.

Ubuntu has a big enough range of supported drivers, where you can install it on everything. I'm 95% sure everything will work.

Your best bet is to dual boot both Linux and Windows. This will give you the option of Microsoft office, and the option of still having a functioning laptop if something goes horribly wrong with Linux.
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I don't see why not. Ubuntu has standard drivers for a lot of stuff. Although, I do hear it doesn't like WiFi sometimes, but I don't know if it has been fixed in v11 or v12. As to office suite programs, there is no Microsoft Office for Linux, Open Office seems to be the most popular ..

EDIT: whoops, got ninja'ed. redface.gif
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I wanted to run linux so it would be faster and smoother, however id also like to make sure all my drivers can be installed with linux on the 1025c. Also can office 2010 be used or do they have like quick office?

If this is the new one with the N2600 I don't think you're going to be in luck. PowerVR (they leased/licensed the GPU to Intel) are not known for their open source or Linux love in the GPU section. That's the reason I didn't buy a new netbook because of the GPU in the new Atoms.

You don't need office 2010...LibreOffice will cover (most of) your needs in Linux for free. Just one piece of advice...do not try to do things like you would in windows...Linux is not "windows for free". Read up and make sure you understand the basic methods and that you want to follow them.
     
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is 1gb enough tho? or should ireturn and get something else? I will be doing browsing and word/powerpoint documents.
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Just one piece of advice...do not try to do things like you would in windows...Linux is not "windows for free". Read up and make sure you understand the basic methods and that you want to follow them.

Amen.


1.) You can run ubunutu without installing it. You can run the OS right from the disk. (while doing this, the OS will be about 95% fully functional) This will allow you to get a feal for it before you actually install it. Also, i think the disk will allow you to get to the application mamanger thingy that lets you find drivers....so you can look at the available drivers before you install.

2.) If your new to linuix or unsure, please do "dual boot" Windows and Linuix. Being able to switch back and forth gives you alot of flexibility.
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if you install/live disc it, and get no backlight, message me and I will try to help you get it turned on and stay on after reboot. It's mostly an Acer issue, but some Asus get it too. With those specs, specifically the memory, you may want to look into "L" or "X" -ubuntu. xfce/lde shells. you can always install Ubuntu, and if it runs a bit slow, install one of the lighter shells, and use that as default on login.
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you can test it out by installing wubi. if it runs well enough to your liking then install it.
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Anyone who has tried installing Ubuntu on Asus 1025c please report in this thread. Thank you!
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You can always just use a liveCD on a USB stick to see how it works.
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