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On 07/02/11 07:47, 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!!
Running that exact model with Ubuntu 10.04 at the moment and it appears
to work very well indeed. (Thanks to Ronan for letting me test the
Connect Schools laptops. It's one of them.)
Performance is what I'd expect (Gnome desktop) and sleep/resume,
wireless, etc. works perfectly.
There is one 'feature' whereby putting the machine to sleep for a long
time (overnight) and then waking it up sometimes triggers an issue
whereby the fan will spin up to a much higher speed than necessary. A
further sleep/resume cycle (close and open the laptop lid) or a reboot
appears to fix this, and I've not managed to chase down what the root
cause is - particularly as it's intermittent.
I imagine Debian + Gnome will work equivalently well, but I've not
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