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Default Best OS for 1010 - 03-29-2013, 12:02 PM

OK

My turd of a 1010 got a virus, so I am kind of sick of running XP on it.

I have spent the best part of a day installing:

Windows 8 - which ran terrible, I couldn't find any drivers that would make it run fast. The UI was OK, not great, but flash acceleration was bad. Making it useless.

Ubuntu 9.10 - didn't even complete the install because all the guides I found were broken

Ubuntu 12.10 - installs and gets 1366x768 out of the box, but again, flash acceleration is shocking. I read somewhere that trying a new kernel might help, it didn't.

Jolicloud - runs, but is kind of crap - not for me anyway.

I basically gave up on it and don't know what else to try other than digging out XP SP3 and running a clean install of that just so the machine is useful again.

Should I give up on it or does anyone have any suggestions to what runs reliably, securely and with working flash acceleration for the GMA500?

I tell you, the worst thing they ever did was put GMA500 in these things, other than that, they are great.
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