On Mon, 2011-02-07 at 07:47 +0000, Lisa Muir wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>> Have a friends netbook in for a repair. Windows paper licence sticker
> is sufficiently rubbed down that it is unreadable and I'm going to
> install linux on it instead. Its an Asus 1001HA with an Intel Atom
> N270 cpu and 1GB ram.
>> Have been plesantly surprised at doing graphical debian installs
> lately, so going to run with that, just wondering if in your
> experience would there be a difference performance wise on running
> gnome or kde on a machine of this spec?
>> Any thoughts on that would be very welcome!!
I have an Asus 1005HA and initially ran the Ubuntu netbook remix, then
tried Lubuntu and finally just installed standard Ubuntu with Gnome.
Between those I didn't see much difference in the handling and feel. So
Gnome should be fine with Debian. I haven't run KDE for several years so
I don't know about that, my guess is it would be OK.
If you are going with Debian I would go for squeeze rather than stable.
I have run squeeze on a desktop for over year with no problems and I
like the fact I don't have to do major updates every six months and of
course the software is a bit more up to date.
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