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the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by kuruka » Mon May 24, 2010 9:41 pm

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Dear Linux Mint development,
Why doesn't the Linux Mint have a version on focus usb edition like the ubuntu netbook edition at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook
Is it possible to start the linux mint netbook edition project in time to come? I appreciate your comments about it. I'm from the linux Mint Brazil at http://www.linuxmint.com.br and the users are asking about it.
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Re: the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by Aging Technogeek » Mon May 24, 2010 10:31 pm

As far as I know, there are no plans to develop a Mint netbook edition. Several others have requested it, but so far there has been nothing from the development team.

There are a few topics in the forum about modifying Mint to look and act similar to Ubuntu's netbook edition. This is probably the best.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 69&start=0
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Re: the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by mehmet7 » Sun May 30, 2010 2:04 am

As I have seen some people were able to run Mint on a netbook..right now I am using Ubuntu Netbook Remix,while I really like Mint Ialso know the rule "never change a running system". As I am really a Linux beginner, do you think an installation will just run smoothly as metionedin some posts or do you think it wold be better just to wait for a netbook remix (if any) in one of the future releases?

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Post by Chasester » Sun May 30, 2010 7:11 am

you could backup your home directory of the Ubuntu remix and give it a shot. If no go install remix back and restore your home directory.
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Re: the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by frsu » Sun May 30, 2010 8:05 am

On my Asus Eee 1000H netbook Mint 8 Helena completed with Netbook launcher runs fantastic. :D

Unfortunately with Mint 9 my wireless does not work with my 1000H, but I have read that a lot other netbooks are working perfectly with it.

Make a Live USB with Unetbootin (Win program to put a downloaded Linux ISO on an USB) and give it a try! You will not be disappointed. :D

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Post by Aging Technogeek » Sun May 30, 2010 8:18 am

At this time there are no reports of any plan to issue a netbook remix of Mint. This may change in future, but it will probably require a new developer/maintainer to step forward and volunteer to do it as the current developers have as much as they can handle already.

There are mixed reports on the functionality of Mint Main Edition on netbooks. Personally, I use it on my Acer D150 quite often with no problems. Others report WIFI problems and slowdowns. It does not seem to have any pattern as to which machines work and which don't but that may be due to the few reports I've seen.

If you want a good light OS to run on a netbook, try Mint 8 Fluxbox, MInt 8 LXDE, MInt 9 LXDE RC (released 5/29), or, from outside Mint, Crunchbang, Sidux, Puppy, Peppermint, or Damn Small Linux.
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Post by redcurl » Sun May 30, 2010 8:32 am

I can confirm that Linux Mint 9 LXDE runs fine on my eeepc 901.

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Post by mehmet7 » Sun May 30, 2010 12:08 pm

OK guys thanks a lot I will try out some OS on the netbook and will let you know how it runs

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Post by kuruka » Sun May 30, 2010 2:25 pm

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As regarding the subject, I might suggest you to try on the following distros which are made specifically for netbooks:

http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook
http://www.geteasypeasy.com/
http://crunchbanglinux.org/
http://www.eeebuntu.org/
http://opengeu.intilinux.com/
http://www.thinkgos.com/
http://moblin.org/
http://www.jolicloud.com/
http://meego.com/

I have already tried the ubunt netbook edition and the easypease. Both are vey good and everything has worked fine on them.If someone can add more distros to increase the list below It will be very handful. But It woud be a great idea the linuxmint to develop the linuxmint netbook edition for the near future.
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Mint on Acer Aspire One ZG5 Netbook

Post by mehmet7 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:35 pm

Hey all, actually I just loaded up Mint Helena 8 on my Netbook (Acer Aspire one ZG5)
and it runs smoothless. Compared to Ubuntu netbook edition 9.04 I just have to add that
the booting process takes a longer time, but besides that everything looks fine.
Mint seems to adapt itself to the system.
Please find attached a little screenshot of the brand-new OS.
I am waiting for Mint 9 to become stabile and will probably install it onto laptop+ netbook.
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Post by frsu » Sun May 30, 2010 4:44 pm

Just have fun with Mint, you will find out that everything works out of the box. :D

PS. You should run your updatemanager. :wink:

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Post by mehmet7 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:50 pm

Haha thanks, I"ll have fun definitely, 95 updates, so its time...

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Post by jesica » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:49 am

works on eeepc 1005ha
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Re: the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by Mr. B » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:18 am

Linux Mint 9 Isadora runs even better on my Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook. Me love it!!! :D

I really don't see why there should be a netbook edition of Linux Mint.... there's really nothing special about the netbook edition of Ubuntu except for the desktop environment, that's all. :)

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Post by frsu » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:56 pm

This is the reason why for me. :D
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Post by kuruka » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:46 pm

:D

This is my reason at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... ve_USB.png
you can watch the new eebuntu 4 beta at http://www.eeebuntu.org/images/eb4.png
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Post by mehmet7 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:32 pm

Wow good to know, mine is an Acer Aspire One ZG5 , too and 8 runs smoothly, so maybe I should dare to switch to 9!!!

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Post by frsu » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:44 am

Mine is Mint 8 with Netbook launcher. :D

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Post by Nemesis][ » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Just wanted to chime in and say I've got LM9 running on an Asus EeePC 1005PEB and it runs great! Took a little bit of work to speed things up a bit (Not that the default install was slow); but after upgrading it to 2 gigs of ram, installing ramlog and moving a bunch of mount points to tmpfs (/tmp, /var/tmp and /dev/shm) it's very responsive.
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Re: the linux mint netbook edition will be availabe?

Post by Timmi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:58 pm

I've tried almost all of those. I've been testing distros intensively for a few months now. I have, what I consider, to be the ideal testing platform:
Asus eeePC 900SD. it only has 512MB of RAM, and an 8GB SSD. It reflects modern hardware, for testing wifi and power management features, has a SSD for testing install to an SSD and not just a standard HDD, only 800MHz and less RAM - so if it runs well on this, it should run well on your netbook.

EasyPeasy 1.6 and JoliCloud are very nice. Ubuntu Netbook Remix similar. Leeenux also. But the new versions based on Ubuntu 10.04 run much slower and are a disappointment on my netbook (such as Leeenux 4.01 and UNR 10.04). They are all respins of what is basically a Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
gOS project is dead. Last ISO dates back more than 2 years ago. It's no longer pertinent.
Moblin is, ironically, more suited to laptops than the netbooks it was designed for. It will only run on the most powerful of netbooks - that is Atom or Core2 processors... a big disappointment from bloatware point of view. It doesn't really do anything it wouldn't be able to do on a Celeron for example, if they supported that platform (it refuses to install, so you can't even try it anymore).
MeeGo... read comments on Moblin above - the intel programmers involved in both projects have done the same in both.

Lately I've been testing Puppeee.com and keeping an open line of communication with it's developer, and Fluppy. They are still under heavy development, so no final word on how good they are. There are bugs in the installer, so for now just run it live to test it.

But if you are looking for the best of Mint, with some increased efficiencies, you really should be turning to PeppermintOS.com
It uses the fastest desktop environment of all, LXDE. It gets rid of much bloat and dependencies found in regular LXDE edition, further slimming it down and increasing speed.

Once you try it, I think you'll agree it is THE netbook edition of Mint. And ITNHO should be recognized as such on the Mint website.

*itnho - "in this noob's humble opinion" in case you're behind the times ;-p

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