It’s long been my quest to find the perfect netbook operating system. I thought it was Jolicloud, but the way their HTML5 interface hides important system functions annoys me quite a bit. So what to check out? I own an EEE PC 900a, Intel Atom processor, 1 gig RAM 16 Gig SSD.
I’d rather not use Windows 7, but am open to arguments for it. This device can’t run OS X without a replacement wireless card, and I don’t think the experience would be great regardless. So that basically leaves Linux.
Part of me wishes Moblin/MeeGo was further along the development path, because I like a lot of what they’re doing, but doing simple things with that system requires some hacking (article link).
I currently use Ubuntu 10.10, but the Unity interface slows things down a lot. Maybe 11.04 will be faster, but I don’t want to use a beta system right now.
So what I’m wondering is this: is there a simple, netbook-centric operating system out there that’s light on resources but powerful enough for day-to-day usage? Fill me in, MUO readers!