"Linux does these tasks very well without the bloat that Windows
systems have to deal with from anti-malware utilities. This primer
will help you set up and optimize Linux for your netbook.
"The Operating System
"While any Linux distro will work for your netbook with some
degree of success, it is better to use one that is explicitly
designed for that purpose. Many specialized distros (optimized for
a specific hardware configuration) have sprung up for models like
the Acer Aspire One, The Asus Eee, and several others while more
generalized distros exist for all netbooks. Most netbook distros
are based on Ubuntu, since Ubuntu is very well developed and has
enjoyed unparalleled success on more conventional systems.
"The first distro we should address is Ubuntu Netbook Remix,
which is a trimmed-down variant of Ubuntu designed for netbooks. It
is compatible with most netbooks makes and models on both x86 and
ARM architecture. (mainline Ubuntu support for ARM is coming
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