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Linux On ASUS EeePc ???

I was wondering what Linux OS would be best for a tiny EeePc... Intel atom processor nothing in any way amazing... It does not of course have a CD rom drive of course so I would also need advice for putting the OS on a flash drive. Any advice is appreciated thanks very much..

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I know someone who did this very thing, because yeah, the atom isn't all that good. He uses Ubuntu because of the simple UI, but there's mageia and there's also gmac Linux that looks like Mac os

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You can put the ISO on the flash drive using a tool called Rufus . It makes bootable USB drives from the ISO files.

 

Secondly, if you're worried about performance, Ubuntu has a mint distro that's mainly designed for Raspberry Pi's since they don't have a ton of computing power. I'd try mint first, see if you like it, if not, try regular ubuntu. It's not super intensive either.

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Just now, dj_ripcord said:

You can put the ISO on the flash drive using a tool called Rufus . It makes bootable USB drives from the ISO files.

 

Secondly, if you're worried about performance, Ubuntu has a mint distro that's mainly designed for Raspberry Pi's since they don't have a ton of computing power. I'd try mint first, see if you like it, if not, try regular ubuntu. It's not super intensive either.

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2 minutes ago, dj_ripcord said:

Ubuntu has a mint distro that's mainly designed for Raspberry Pi's since they don't have a ton of computing power. 

That's not at all what mint is about, though. Mint is just an Ubuntu derivative but it's by no means lighter. Lubuntu is, though. That runs on a potato, granted the graphics work.

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Any specific reason you want Linux? If you're just trying to breath life into an old device I'd check out CloudReady, it's similar to ChromeOS that runs on Chromebooks and great for streaming content and web browsing. I have an older version of it installed on a HP Mini 210 (Intel Atom N2600, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD) and I was never able to stream Netflix, Amazon Video, or YouTube on it with Windows or Linux but with CloudReady I can stream all of them at fullscreen without any dropped frames or buffering. It's really impressive how much I can do with it now that I couldn't do before (even with LXDE and XFCE on Ubuntu and Fedora).

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On 12/3/2018 at 4:42 AM, georgezilla said:

Puppy or Damn Small?

Damn small...

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