GNU / Linux for netbooks

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best linux netbooks. Much is said about neetbooks, these low-cost laptops that are both fashionable lately.  These mini-laptops are designed under the concept of mobility and autonomy, earning a large portion of the consumer technology market.

 While there are machines with which to perform tasks that require a lot of hardware, such as video editing, if allowed to perform basic functions such as surfing the Internet, word processing and spreadsheets, among others.

But these mini-computers not only measured by its potential mobility and hardware, but also by operating systems and their applications including, or what is offered to them.  And while few netbooks coming to the market with some GNU / Linux pre-installed, many distributions available to test, use, copy and improve.

 Here are some of them, the less or not so well known:


 This is a Fedora-based distribution optimized for the Asus EeePC. Eeedora Fedora takes the best to suit this particular netbook.  While Eeedora is based on Fedora Core 8 (a bit old development), and there is not much info on the web, seeming to be very light and stable because it uses the XFCE desktop environment.

Kuki Linux

Kuki is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux with XFCE desktop and implemented specifically for the Acer Aspire One This distribution developed its own kernel (kuki-kernel) in order to give users the ability to install an operating system that is fully support this model Netbooks.

 Kuki Linux, founded by João Ferro de Portugal, began as a replacement for the Linpus Lite distribution that came by default in doing Aspire One To our inform others through blogs, Kuki installation takes about 18 minutes, start say very quickly and runs very fast and stable.

Linpus Linux Lite

 Another Fedora based distribution created by the Taiwanese company Linpus Technologies.  This distribution was specially designed to support the market in Asia in terms of updates and installation of software using the RPM format.

Linpus Lite default uses the XFCE desktop environment and enables access to applications and documents more frequently by using an initial screen that acts as the control center of the system resources.  Supports screens from 7 inches and 366 Mhz processor.


Linux4One is an Italian Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux, also specifically designed to run on the Acer Aspire One and the like.  This distribution differs from the above named to provide two flavors: a "standard" Gnome environment and other "flexible" with LXDE environment.

 Linux4One appropriate controls and incorporates a series of improvements in the system to provide a higher framerate. Installation is very simple, thanks to the detection of hardware components, one of its objectives is to be another alternative to Linpus.


 Cruncheee is a Linux distribution that CrunchBang developed for the Asus Eee PC.  It is based on Ubuntu and is very similar to editing "Lite" CrunchBang, but includes a series of applications for the Internet, as well as OpenBox as window manager and a core and some specific scripts.  Among the applications included in Cruncheee can name Transmission, Firefox, VLC, Pidgin, among many others.


Jolicloud is a distribution based on Ubuntu Netbook Remix weighted boot very quickly and simply present a fast and intuitive interface.  Distribution is a very young, was born in Paris in 2009, and has already won many followers.

 Jolicloud is able to run on most netbooks (say a 98% market share) of the major brands like Asus, Acer, Dell, MSI and Samsung.  Like Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Jolicloud installation uses a panel of Web applications, the Mozilla Prism.


 A distribution based on Debian Stable, but with E17 (Enlighment 17) as main desktop.  E17 integrates well with this system and distribution works perfectly from the first moment. Elive brings a custom kernel for the EeePC.  It is also lightweight and has everything you could ask for.


 Good Operating System (GOS), is a distribution based on Ubuntu Linux also created by the American company Good OS LLC.  This differs from other distro to present themselves as an alternative operating system with Google Apps and other Web 2.0 applications.

gOS uses all Google services and Google Gadgets, which makes it a user-driven distribution that are connected at all times.  For this, they have changed their name to call gOS Cloud, leveraging the popularity of the term cloud computing.

You see, a wide range of operating systems for netbooks is offered by the community of Free Software and Open Source.  And this is just a small part. Enjoying them!