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Join Date: Apr 2009
08-23-2010, 01:08 PM
I'd never buy or use a GMA500 netbook, because the GMA500 is only supported in Windows. Linux support, including Ubuntu, is very poor.
But if you're a Windows user, I'd use what you have the license for. If you have ample licenses, Win7 seems like an obvious choice.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
08-23-2010, 11:38 PM
Jolicloud is one of them and Mandriva One is the other. Mandriva uses the KDE interface so it is quite a bit different from Jolicloud. I would suggest if you would like to try it to install it to a USB flash drive or a SD/HC card.
You can also try Ubuntu 10.4 and install the drivers for it. It is a straight forward install and only requires a small amount of command line use. Two lines to be exact and they are posted on the Ubuntu web side with directions which are easy to follow. Again installing to a USB flash drive or a SD/HC card protects your windows OS from any harm.
Good luck in your efforts. fdalbor
Compaq R4000 laptop AMD 64
Compaq SR2034NX AMD 64
Join Date: Jun 2010
08-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Go in your comand line and type in: sudo lshw
enter th epasword when asked and see the list that is generated. you should find your wireless card listed there somewhere. see what kind you have.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
08-25-2010, 01:27 AM
your speed inside the house is not as important...it doesnt matter whether you have 'g' or 'n', if your ISP's connection coming into the cable modem is slow its gonna be slow, you might be able to communicate with your router really quick, but then if your ISP is slow, the data cant go any faster than they allow unless you pay for a super speed connection and in my opinion most cable companies get paid too much to begin with...
iPad 4 (64gb) w/Retina,Targus Versavu Case
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