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Re: EeePC - Fedora or Ubuntu?



On Sat, 30 May 2009 17:38:10 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
	[....]
> In my (fairly limited) experience, Xandros is not a good distribution.
> It does not seem to have a working repository system, so installing
> software (or upgrading) is not a simple process.
> 
> I actually started by installing eeebuntu , as I was attracted by the
> idea that it was specifically tailored for the EeePC.
> But I was slightly disappointed by this, perhaps because I am not very
> familiar with Ubuntu.
> 
> In any case, I decided to try Fedora-10, and found that much more to my
> liking. It actually worked better on my EeePC-4G, eg WiFi (to my
> surprise) worked out of the box, while eeebuntu seemed to require
> madwifi .
> 
> The one thing I learned from eeebuntu was that Unetbootin is much better
> than livecd-iso-to-disk , which for some reason did not work on my USB
> stick.
> 
> Also (very specific to the EeePC),
> ignore advice to go into the BIOS;
> just press Esc when re-booting
> and you will be asked which device you want to boot from.

	I have the 701, one of the earliest smallest slowest, and have 
been trying one distro after another. I did not get the good result with 
F10 that others did -- some error of mine, no doubt, but I don't know 
what.

	Of the ones I've been trying Crunchbang (specifically Cruncheee) 
and Linux Mint 7 seem the most promising. I had also planned to try F11 
Live, but now I'm not sure ....

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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