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What OS is good for the netbook?

I own an Asus 1005HA netbook. I have been wondering what is the best OS  for it. It came with Windows XP, which quite frankly was just out of date. (no offense to those who still use it) I seriously can not see how these netbooks got off to such a great start with Windows XP but looking at what Linux had to offer at the time XP was the best offer.

So what about now? XP is out and 7 is in. I got lucky and got a $50 Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade during the promotion. Windows 7 has been a great OS and as much as I love it, I have also thought it too much for a netbook. I mean that unless you are using your netbook for your only PC it is too much of an OS for a netbook. Of coarse  “Netbooks are … designed for Web browsing, email, and less-demanding media applications.” I would disagree with “less-demanding media applications” because I use mine for Amazon movies and Netflix without issues, but as you see it is widely considered not a full OS computer. So what OS?

Well lets make a list at some that found.

  1. GOS
  2. Ubuntu (NBR, EeeUbuntu, Lucid, CrunchBang)
  3. K9
  4. Mint
  5. Moblin
  6. Android
  7. Chromium

This is my challenged: To test these on my netbook and come up with an answer to my question … What is the best OS for my netbook? Here is how I am going to do this, I will run each one these OSes by themselves for one week.  Maybe as I go through these I can help you to decide also.