Regular ubuntu on a netbook?

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  1. Taste Like Cow

    Taste Like Cow Banned

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    Well I recently got a netbook and I was wondering how regular ubuntu 9.04 will run on it? You see, I have seen NBR ubuntu and I don't like the interface of it, (even though it is very functional and works very well)

    I just don't like the fact that I can't have a "real" desktop and wallpaper, etc. etc. etc.

    Will it run well on my netbook? (specs in my sig, eee pc btw)
  2. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    UNR is just Ubuntu with an additional portal/launcher on the desktop if I'm not mistaken. You can probably get rid of it with an apt-get command if I'm not mistaken. This might help: https://answers.launchpad.net/netbook-remix/ question/36250

    Otherwise, you could just download & install Ubuntu desktop. It should run fine.
  3. Tarthen

    Tarthen New Member

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    On netbooks, Desktop runs horribly.

    In the Administration/Preferences menu there should be a "Switch Desktop Mode" somewhere. That changes it from NBR to regular Desktop.
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    Use Xubuntu, I found that it runs better on netbooks.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Just do what Tarthen said. It should have already came with the ability to change to the regular Gnome Desktop. If not, then in Terminal
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    sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
    Then at the login in menu you can change the Session.

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    Really? I am still using 8.04 on my old laptop and I love it, did they bloat up 9.04?
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    Tarthen New Member

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    Fraid so.
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    And even more with 9.10... Ubuntu One is integrated with Nautilus now... *shutters*
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    Just my half-nickel...

    ..I took my old asus 1000hd that I gave a friend, and put eeebuntu onto it. As soon as updates popped up, it asked if I wanted to upgrade to Karmic. I did, and except for a few minor after-tweeks (such as firefox flash playability), it worked fine. I've done the same thing to a few other laptops, and they all seem to work fine as well.

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