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Using Acer One, Atom processor

by tfarney / July 20, 2013 9:50 AM PDT

The little processor gets bogged down. With XP support going away, is there advice on what to do.. upgrade, strip to a bare minimum?

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I'd do nothing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 1:28 AM PDT

Why not use it as-is since the support is not something I find folk to use today.

When was the last time you used this support and for what? I find most have never called in.

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Antivirus
by tfarney / February 5, 2014 12:09 PM PST
In reply to: I'd do nothing.

Seems the antivirus support they won't support it.. My real plan is to ride past midnight like I did on the 2K fiasco on my 486 running win 95. I bet nothing happens.

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Use Kubuntu with Atom CPU
by deenie / November 8, 2013 4:15 PM PST

I got the latest Kubuntu 64-bit (13.10) on my Toshiba Netbook NB305 (Atom N455, 250gig HD, 2gig mem) in place of Win 7 Starter. Kubuntu is opensource and free. The device is a bit slow still but faster than Win 7. (An Atom processor is more about battery life than speed after all.) I run FF, Thunderbird, and Chrome. Keeping the number of open tabs on the browser to 10 or less seems to help wrt responsiveness. FaceBook is a CPU hog, btw. With Kubuntu, you get a lifetime of free updates, tons of software (games, utilities, help forums, new Kubuntu version upgrades, programming languages, etc.) I got a big HP desktop (eight years old) running 64-bit Kubuntu (athlon cpu, 500gigs, 4gig mem) and it is a still pretty fast, no complaints.

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I Recommend Windows 8.1
by Edmund_Dorf / August 20, 2014 4:26 AM PDT

I have it running on two netbooks. My wife has a 5 year old Archos 10. I upgraded the RAM to 2 gb and replaced Windows XP with Windows 8.1. It works much faster now. NOTE: it is not a speed demon and never will be.

I also have Windows 8.1 installed on my new Gateway with SSD. It is perfectly acceptable for a travel netbook.

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