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It looks nice and runs ok, but is still a little slow on that netbook. Read More , lightweight distributions are incredibly efficient. Visit the following links: I tried a live CD, and it’s pretty sweet. Again, not great at all.

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5 Lightweight Linux Distros Ideal for an Intel Atom Processor PC

Now add to the new file Code: Sounds like a great distro. Puppy Linux isn’t based on another distribution; it is There is an app pack iso for a more ready to work experience. It acwr does a great job of emulating a Chromebook which is a plus on a laptop. Both of these distros fit those requirements quite well and the old Atom PC feels as 2d50 as a medium quality current model computer.

I have been using Cub Linux. Is waiting for software to load on an older computer ruining your entire freaking life?

Your email address will not be published. Currently using Crunchbang, but since it’s not technically supported anymore, may switch to something that’s guaranteed to be stable which Zorin sounds. You need to press the power button or any key on the keyboard to resume. Linuxx for chiming in! Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.


Webcam Works out of the box Webcamusing the uvcvideo driver. While these are the top five, there are loads of alternate lightweight Linux distros. But a big pain to install.

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Again, not great at all. When Win 10 came out, it got a memory upgrade to 2Gb from the original 1Gb, then Win 10 was installed. Here’s a list of the very best Linux operating systems to help. Both are well linuc to Atom processors, and most under-powered CPUs for that matter.

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I have an asus transformer book with the x5 processor and 4gigs of RAM. Xubuntu is an awesome runner up that powered my Acer netbook for a spell until I tried Lubuntu, and also resurrected my ancient Shuttle XPC before the motherboard died.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentationbut to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Funny what you mention about open source software. What distro are you currently using on it?

Acer Aspire One D Goal: The way I enabled wifi was to copy a backported package like this on a usb stick and install it from there since the wired network card wasn’t working either. Great pick, and yep MATE is pretty slick.


Once that kernel is in place, the wired ethernet card also works. Leave a comment below d50 kickstart the conversation! Remix OS is also a great option.

Ubuntu on the ASUS Aspire One D (AOD)

Aspire One L Ubuntu 8. I’ve found CentOS being a good fit because being a stable-first distribution uses secure but older applications and environments e.

Later kernels are better at this than the one shipped with Debian. My problem now is that most of my older, low-powered systems are 32bit architectures and most distributions are dropping support for nonbit. For desktop environments I do prefer Xfce but have found Mate to be surprisingly light without sacrificing features or ease of use.