Many people often enquire of – ‘Which Linux operating system would be perfect for a netbook?’
The reality is that what may suit to your system, may not suit others. However, the review of different Linux distributions has been performed on an Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook.
The Acer Aspire One is idea for these reviews since it has 1.6 ghz Atom processor and 160 GB hard drive along with 1GB RAM. This netbook has the pre-installed Windows 7 starter and double booting with Android’s older version. Surely it runs a pig.
Now, taking an account of the installation of these following distributions, it has been found that netbook like an Acer Aspire One runs perfectly well with these distributions.
# Bodhi Linux
The latest version of Bodhi Linux is 3.2.1. The e17 desktop environment is used for Bodhi and definitely it looks stylish. It hardly takes 5 to 10 minutes to install in your netbook. Only by clicking on the network icon located on the top shelf and opting for the right wireless connection, you can conduct the entire installation with simple process.
Though Flash is not supposed to perform out of the box, but you will find it easy enough to install.
You may not get several applications installed in the device by default, but Bodhi Linux offers a bundle of applications that you can install via Midori browser. Alternatively, you can install applications using the same kind of Synaptic application.
Though these may be minor issues depending on the type of netbook you use, but it is true that Bodhi Linux is user-friendly and very responsive for most of the netbooks.
If you are among those people who stick to stay with their bells and whistles, Crunchbang is not for you. Surely, this Linux distribution has amazing performance for the netbooks.
With Crunchbang, connecting to network is very simple as all you need to do is to click on the network icon located on the toolbar at top and select the right wireless network option.
There is pre-installed GIMP for image editing available with Crunchbang. Apart from that you will get VLC media player, Gnumeric and Abiword preinstalled with Crunchbang.
Since there is no by default audio player available with Crunchbang, you can download and install any audio player by using Synaptic.
With Crunchbang, Flash performs right away, but if you want to play MP3, you need to install GStreamer Ugly Plugin.
For the Windows users, the Linux Lite is just perfect as it is quite similar to Windows especially Windows XP.
To connect to internet, all you need to do is to click on the network icon visible in the system tray. For connecting to the wireless network, you need to use WiCD application in Linux Lite. So here you just need to select the network and connect to the network by entering the required security details.
You can use Synaptic for installing software in the Linux Lite. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Install Additional Software’ available in the menu item for installing common applications.
Linux Lite is quite responsive, stable and it offers a bunch of good applications.