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Old 11-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
I would like to know what OS you would recommend me to install on my Acer Aspire One ZG5. I tried Ubuntu and Linux mint, but they were laggy and froze too often. My laptop has 512 MB RAM and an Intel Atom N720 (1.6 GHz I believe) CPU. I would like for the OS to work out-of-the-box, so have all the main codecs installed and some basic software, as I will not be able to access the internet to install anyhing onto it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Atom N270 not 720.You could go up to 1 GB of RAM.It could be upgraded to a modern MS OS but was intended for XP or Linux. Might be time to think about a new unit.
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I do have a newer laptop, problem is, it's screen cracked, i ordered a new screen, but it's not arriving in another week, so I need to make this one usable until the replacement arrives, as I have a lot of work to do.
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Ihttps://www.linuxmint.com/start/olivia/n the middle of the yorkshire moors? :P
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you can try an older version of linux. maybe linux mint 13 or older. no matter what, 512 ram is not much, especially since some of it is being used for video.

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