Looked a little more into SolusOS, has anyone used this recently or in the past few years?
Well here it goes..
Aside from googling probably 10+ hours, and trying to install a few variations of Linux, I have absolutely no idea where to go from this.
It's being installed on my HP Mini 110. Here are its specs:
CPU- Intel Atom N270 @ 1.60GHz 60 °C
RAM- 2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz
Motherboard- HP 308F
Graphics- LP101WH1-TLB2 (1366x768@60Hz) (whatever that means)
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Storage- OCZ Vertex of some sort, its a 64GB
Just a side note, I used to have Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on it, and it was about the worst experience ever, it didn't really do anything. About the most productivity out of having Win7 on it was staring at the pretty M$ logo... -.-
So far I've looked into these: Puppy Linux, AntiX, Bodhi, SparkyLinux, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Lite, Lubuntu, Chromium (no idea how to install that), Point Linux, Android 4.x, Crunchbang, Manjaro, MacPup, Linux Mint, and finally SolusOS.
I've also tried XBMC, and GeeXboX, and OpenELEC to no avail.
What's most important are:
1) support for SSD, so it doesnt die prematurely
2) lightweight on the resources, but capable of playing 1080p movies on ssd, and some light browsing to stay communicated.
3) something that isnt a back to the future replica. lots of these, i.e. crunchbang, manjaro, puppy linux, etc. looked very windows 2000-ish. My goal was to go for a more 'retro' feel. something kind of flashy, but not overkill like Win7.
4) Fast boot up. Tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Lubuntu with no success. All three were quite sluggish feeling, and none could play 1080p videos. The newest Ubuntu just froze after typing in the login stuff.
5) This is optional, but slightly prefered. Support for the OS isnt huge as all I'm looking to do is be able to play movies off the hdd while traveling. Use of a browser isnt really that big of a deal, seeing as with OpenELEC it offers netflix streaming.
If anyone has suggestions what I could try out, or if anyone knows how to get the proper install of OpenElec to work, I'd be very very thankful.