Hey, so like 10 years ago, all I had was an EEE PC #netbook with a tiny 9-inch screen, and I played around with a LOT of different #Linux distros to find one that worked best for me. My all-time favorite #distro for netbooks was Moblin because it had a cute interface that worked amazingly well for a netbook (https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=moblin), followed closely by Kubuntu Netbook Edition (https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20091130). A runner-up was Joli OS which was also fun but different (https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=jolios). All of those projects are discontinued now, and the old ISOs are nearly 10 years out of date...
Is there any modern OS for small screens that has a similar feel to Moblin or KNE? I've been wanting something simple and nice for netbooks, but none of my web searches turn up anything similar... Peppermint OS is almost good, with its site-specific browser, but it's not quite right (https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=peppermint).
I wish I was skilled enough to revive and update Moblin or something, but I'm lightyears away from that.
Also, shout out to Puppy Linux, because that's my all-time favorite distro that I would never use full time (https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=puppy). It runs exclusively in the RAM, and it's very fast and cute and good.
@Alamantus the last time I saw someone use an eee pc with linux was probably arch? with i3wm. Probably not what you're looking for but a tiling wm with minimal interface does work really well on a small screen, plus you have to use the trackpad less
@noiob that's an interesting idea! But it's honestly something that would take more time than I'm willing to put into this netbook lol
@Alamantus man, reading this has brought 2010s all over again! I had the same EEEPC and riced the hell out that little guy with so many distros.
I eventually settled with plain old lubuntu since it was the most complete of the lightweight distros, but peppermint OS was a close second. I also spent lotsa time with PuppEEE (Puppy tailored for its hardware) and it also ran pretty smoothly.
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