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Author Topic: Ubuntu desktop version 10.04LTS on an Asus 701 4G eeePC  (Read 3114 times)
Oren
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« on: January 23, 2012, 05:37:32 AM »

The Asus operating system on my little 701 netbook was becoming dated, with little in the way of updates forthcoming from Asus, so for a lark, I went ahead and installed the full-size version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - first onto a USB stick, and from there onto the netbook. Even with just 512 MB of random access memory and a 4 gigabyte solid-state harddrive, it's working fine.

Critics of the concept of Linux on a solid-state drive claim that the rate at which the EXT4 file system and swap partition move the information around on the drive could "wear it out" prematurely. I went ahead and included the swap partition and set up an EXT4 file system - we'll see how long the drive lasts - it's already several years old.

This new operating system has brought the machine right back up to modern standards of computer performance. Impressive!
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