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Re: EeePC - Fedora or Ubuntu?



On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:00 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net> wrote:

I've got rather annoyed with the Xandros on my EeePC-4G,
and am thinking of installing a different OS.

I would like to install Fedora,
as I am running Fedora or CentOS on all my other machines,
but I'm attracted by the fact that there is
a version of Ubuntu (eeebuntu)
apparently specifically for the EeePC.

I suppose there isn't an eeeFedora?
Does anyone have an argument for installing Fedora
on this very small machine?


I have F11 running nicely on my 701 4G. I used the Live CD install since it makes things easy and is a very light install (size wise). I've updated my bios to get the full 900MHz instead of the stock 630.

Pros:
- Nice a light install
- No issues during install
- All buttons work, even WiFi (on F11, didn't in F10).

Cons:
- have to use EXT4 since it copies the live image over (arguably not good for SSD's and more I/O overhead)
- Default Gnome is not as snappy as it could be. I've used Openbox/Gnome combo which helps but some config screens still don't work well for the 480 vertical display. I have to tab over and guess when the "OK" button is selected.

Richard


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