×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 3246
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:46

Ubuntu 9.04 UNR on Asus Eee PC 901: good and fast

By
Last night I downloaded the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR) and installed it on my Asus Eee PC 901. Here’s how it all went.

Firstly, I downloaded it from the Ubuntu site by clicking on the link about Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Then I followed the instructions on the site (and echoed in David M Williams’ article here) and put that image onto an old 1 GB USB key.

Booting from the USB key was pretty trivial - hit the Escape key while the Eee PC is booting and select the USB device from the menu. Booting from the USB key only took a few moments.

I went through the installation process, choosing to manual format the partitions to Ext4. I have a Windows XP Eee PC, with the 4GB+8GB SSDs. I still dual-boot with Windows and I choose to have my Linux home and root partitions separate.

I keep the Windows installation on the 4 GB partition (Windows C:\), and install Ubuntu into the 8 GB partition (Windows D:\), using 3.3 GB for the home partition, 3.3 GB for the root partition and some swap space with the remainder.

The entire install process took about 30 minutes and then I rebooted into the new system. UNR booted very quickly and is quite responsive.

Considering the system requirements for Windows 7 as stated by Stan Beer in his article here, I was interested to find out what the disk and RAM usage of UNR was, so I checked using System Monitor and Disk Usage. The results are rather interesting.

Disk usage
/home (where user related files are) = 153 MB
/ (root – where the system files are) = 2.34 GB

Positively miserly when compared to Windows 7 minimum requirements for a 16 GB disk!

RAM usage
At startup: 237.0 MB

And with the following applications running
Firefox: 258.9 MB
Open Office Writer: 278.6 MB
Rythmbox: 294 MB
VLC: 314.1 MB
F-Spot Photo Manager: 339.2 MB
FileZilla: 351.8 MB
Deluge: 372.5 MB
OpenOffice Spreadsheet: 380.9 MB
OpenOffice Presentation: 396.8 MB
Movie Player: 420.8 MB (playing a movie increased it to 440 MB)

At this point I gave up. When you have 10 applications open at the same time and you're still using less than 50% of the available RAM (994 MB), you know something is going well.

The final result is a fast booting, good looking Netbook. Thanks Canonical!
Read 40333 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

ENABLING MICROSOFT TEAMS IN THE CONTACT CENTRE

If you're looking at enabling Microsoft Teams for your contact centre, you should bookmark this webinar.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

Our panellists from Whangarei District Council (NZ) and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers (Aus) were closely involved in recent projects to enable Microsoft Teams for their own contact centres.

They have kindly agreed to join Enghouse and Microsoft to talk about some of the things they would recommend as most critical for IT and CX professionals planning a Teams Contact Centre migration.

Date: 11 May 2022
Time: 12pm AEST | 2pm NZST | 10am SGT

We look forward to having you join us. Please click the button below to register.

REGISTER HERE!

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

VENDOR NEWS