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Poll: OS for Netbook (54 member(s) have cast votes)

What OS do you prefer for Linux?

  1. Windows XP (7 votes [13.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.46%

  2. Windows 7 (27 votes [51.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.92%

  3. Linux Desktop Editions (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.) (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  4. Linux Netbook Editions (Ubuntu Remix, Moblin, Linpus Lite, etc.) (15 votes [28.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.85%

  5. Other? (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Razor VinT

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:54 PM

For testing, Maximumpc used the Acer Aspire One AOD250. It uses the Atom N270 processor running at 1.60GHz, has a 533MHz front side bus, and a 512KB L2 cache. The unit ships with Windows XP, which made our baseline testing a hair easier. It has a 10.1-inch 1020x600 screen, runs on the Intel 945GSE graphics chipset, has 1GB of DDR2 533MHz DRAM, a 160GB 5400RPM hard disk, built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi, three USB ports, and a slim form factor – all for about $298.

Windows XP [screenshot]
Windows 7 [screenshot]
Ubuntu for Netbooks Remix [screenshot]
Moblin [screenshot]
Slax [screenshot]
Jolicloud [screenshot]

Edited by Razor VinT, 03 July 2009 - 06:54 PM.


#2 InlineSkate

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:34 PM

Windows 7

Lightweight full of features and easy to use.

#3 dtack68

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:34 PM

I don't know, but Moblin and Jolicloud look SEXY!

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

any linux. it is made for older hardware, therefore, runs better on "lighter" hardware, AKA Netbooks.

#5 MistaBishi

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:59 PM

Well, I've got Windows 7 RC 7100 running on all my friends netbooks. And I'd have to say, it runs faster than what XP and Linux did! Though, I did vLite it to fit on two of my friends eeePC's, which only have 8GB SSDs. But still, Seven is a great operating system to run on a netbook! Even aero works!

#6 dtack68

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:00 PM

Just a question, do you think this could run OS X anybody?

#7 RickSOLET

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:16 PM

Windows 7 :yes:

I'll give Moblin a try. :)

#8 The Flashing Fish

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:34 PM

Just a question, do you think this could run OS X anybody?


Some Netbooks run it quite well to my understanding.

#9 Frylock86

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:57 PM

Windows 7 RC FTW! :D

#10 arkanbh

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 11:04 PM

Windows 7

i testing in proview 91001, runing with 512mb ddr400...60gb.

:| ubuntu drivers not working with me...


windows 7 is cool!!!


w7 7260!

#11 dtack68

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:14 AM

Some Netbooks run it quite well to my understanding.


Thats cool. I saved up 300 dollars over the summer and have contemplated between a laptop or iPod Touch, or some other gadgets & gizmos.

#12 Culprit

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:21 AM


Some Netbooks run it quite well to my understanding.


Thats cool. I saved up 300 dollars over the summer and have contemplated between a laptop or iPod Touch, or some other gadgets & gizmos.


laptop would be my choice

#13 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:46 AM

For testing, Maximumpc used the Acer Aspire One AOD250. It uses the Atom N270 processor running at 1.60GHz, has a 533MHz front side bus, and a 512KB L2 cache. The unit ships with Windows XP, which made our baseline testing a hair easier. It has a 10.1-inch 1020x600 screen, runs on the Intel 945GSE graphics chipset, has 1GB of DDR2 533MHz DRAM, a 160GB 5400RPM hard disk, built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi, three USB ports, and a slim form factor – all for about $298.

Windows XP [screenshot]
Windows 7 [screenshot]
Ubuntu for Netbooks Remix [screenshot]
Moblin [screenshot]
Slax [screenshot]
Jolicloud [screenshot]

haha, is that the new netbook advertized with built in verizon?

It's as good as my laptop, mines old

#14 juliankreuz

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 03:35 AM

Triple Boot Hackingtosh Kalyway OS X + Windows 7 RC + Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:16 AM


Just a question, do you think this could run OS X anybody?


Some Netbooks run it quite well to my understanding.


yeah, that's what I heard also.

My choice would be windows7 though. It's just so awesome.

#16 AMIRZ

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

Or just triple boot to get them all: Windows 7, Xp, Ubuntu, it's the best choice for me hehe :D

laptop would be my choice

Actually...same here :yes:

#17 ViViDboarder

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:27 PM

I just don't want to waste a Win7 license on my EeePC 900. :P I'm going to stick to Linux OSes. If I install a touch panel I'll give 7 a try again.

#18 Gragier_521

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:17 AM

^
Good decision. Netbooks are only for net web surfing. You can do easily on Ubuntu.
Windows 7 is a full featured OS. Use it on a desktop or a powerful Notebook.

#19 CommonSense

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:32 AM

^
Good decision. Netbooks are only for net web surfing. You can do easily on Ubuntu.
Windows 7 is a full featured OS. Use it on a desktop or a powerful Notebook.

Ubuntu is a full featured OS too! :P

Windows 7 uses more resources than Ubuntu. But Windows 7 can run on 1GB of RAM, and a low-level graphics chipset, so either way you can't lose.

#20 Syzygy

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:10 PM

Wooowww

Moblin and Jolicloud look hot! - But seriously, I think that Windows 7 would win out of this one.

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