Count 'em, 9 Fine Netbook Linuxes
From Chrome to Easy PeasyLinux offers an abundance of distros customized for netbooks, and even the fussiest user should find one to enjoy as Bruce Byfield rounds up nine netbook Linuxes for us to look at.
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.
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. Although according to Wikipedia, Chrome OS will not be available as a download, but shipped pre-installed on computers, a download is still available on lie.
Chrome is the most extreme example yet of an operating system designed for use with online applications. It installs with little more than the Chrome browser and a panel with a few basic utilities on it, and almost all the available apps are online.
Whether Chrome is worth investigating depends on what you think of Web-based applications...
Read the rest of Bruce Byfield's Linux netbook story at Datamation
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