Archive for March 9th, 2012

Running 64-bit Ubuntu on a Netbook

“You’re doing what on a netbook?”

If mentioning “64-bit” conjures up images of large, bulky mainframes running sluggish, industrial software, then you are in for a pleasant surprise.

I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on a Gateway LT2114U netbook for over two years now, and the results have exceeded my expectations. Operation is quick, snappy, reliable, and it outperforms Windows XP Home (32-bit) and Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) on the same netbook.

Running Ubuntu lead to a number of interesting discoveries, so here is an article describing my experience.
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