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Hey guys i just got one of these and it's loaded with windows. Would installing Linux or another open source OS speed it up any? Also will i still be able to listen to my music and browse the net with it within linux. What versions do you recommend.
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this should be in the Linux / Unix forum. that said, i'd say Linux Mint or Ubuntu.

both will come with firefox for the Net, and Rhythmbox for music listening. there are plenty of other apps you can use for either task though. Mint will come with the codecs for music listening and video watching installed.
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thanks man. so apples for apples which do you think would work the best?
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any place i need to look to find drivers for this? I plan on using Linux Mint. anything has to beat this slow windows
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Drivers are mostly integrated into the kernel, and aren't anything you should worry about.
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so will the linux run faster than the windows? right now its double booted with windows/linux mint. Would i benefit from removing windows?
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I have an EEE 900 with a 16GB SSD. I used to have XP on it, but I switched to Xubuntu and never looked back. It's light and has all the features that Ubuntu does. It runs quick even with compiz
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so will the linux run faster than the windows? right now its double booted with windows/linux mint. Would i benefit from removing windows?
did you install it as a program within windows, or did you install it into some free space onto your drive? if you did the first then it will substantially benefit.

it should. use EXT4 as the file system (it's an option when you get to choose how you want to partition the drive, but it's hidden somewhere.). and don't worry about drivers.
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no i just installed it within windows. didn't know how else to do it since i just used a flash drive. I'll reformat it and reinstall tomorrow.
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