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9 Linux Desktops for Netbooks

Dec 02, 2010, 20:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If netbook computers have done nothing else, they have increased the choices of desktops for Linux software users. Some existing desktops have found a new niche in netbooks, while the last couple of years have seen new ones designed specifically for the restraints of memory and screen size imposed by netbooks.

"Of course, assuming that your vision is somewhere near the statistical norm, you might be perfectly satisfied with GNOME or KDE on a netbook. The classic desktop metaphor is roomy even on a ten-inch screen, and the most you may need to do is increase the font sizes.

"However, if you're looking for an alternative, here are nine that you might want to try:

"1) Chrome OS

"Developed by Google, Chrome OS is currently available as a release candidate, with general release expected early in 2011."

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