I have an Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Like this

Processor / Chipset CPU Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz Cache L2 cache - 512.0 KB Front Side Bus 533.0 MHz Chipset Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Features Hyper-Threading Technology

RAM 2.0 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533.0 MHz / PC2-5300 Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin

Audio & Video Graphics Processor Intel GMA 950 Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Which ubuntu derivative should i use for best driver and device performans compatibility

im a general purpose user frequently surf on internet, sometimes i need remote desktop connection, office extension document files, and video multimedia files.

Your suggestions are very important for me because windows slow down my system heaps of times.. so i want to use ubuntu anymore.

Thanks in advance, Best Regards

  • Here's running standard Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit on a netbook with similar specs (Samsung NC10 2GB) - not really a fast beast but still quite usable. You may try with GNOME classic session, or Unity-2D (both are still available in 12.04) for a faster desktop experience.
    – Takkat
    Oct 12 '13 at 12:28
  • It might not be an official derivative, but some users have reported pretty good performance with elementary OS on their older netbooks. Oct 12 '13 at 18:10

I have a machine with almost the same specs and Lubuntu is running very smooth on it. My recommendation is to go with Lubuntu.

  • as a side note: after installing Lubuntu, download and install ubuntu-restricted-extras in order to gain more features.
    – user123492
    Oct 12 '13 at 14:33
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    as another side note: after installing Lubuntu, download and install LXLauncher, a lightweight easy-mode launcher optimized for use with the 10" netbook form factor.
    – karel
    Oct 12 '13 at 14:38

All will contain similar programs, so that's not a problem. Course, you could just install more if you needed to. Here's what I'd say: Lubuntu: Very fast but not quite as pretty as Xubuntu, similar Ui to win xp/vista. Xubuntu: Still pretty fast but not as fast as Lubuntu, different Ui to win. Kubuntu: Prettier than the others, much slower, similar Ui to win xp/vista or 7 if you change the panel settings. I'd recommend L- or X- ubuntu for a netbook.


Either Xubuntu or Lubuntu for low end specs, although you may be just fine with Unity if you turn off some of the pretty stuff.

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