Best Distribution for Netbooks/Limited Hardware

Although we kept the title "Ubuntu Netbook Remix" this year, it's really a misnomer, as Ubuntu has consolidated its Netbook interface (Unity) into its main product. With their tiny screens, every pixel counts, and Canonical's one-size-fits-all design works well on a Netbook. It's neat to see Android so high on the list, however. With laptop docks for phones and keyboards for tablets, Android is becoming a viable operating system for more than just making calls and checking e-mail.

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix (any flavor): 25.9%

  • Debian: 14.9%

  • Android OS: 14.1%

  • ArchLinux: 12.7%

  • Other: 11.3%*

  • Puppy: 7.1%

  • Fedora: 3.9%

  • Chrome OS: 3.1%

  • MeeGo: 2.5%

  • PCLinuxOS (any flavor): 1.7%

  • Slax: 1%

  • Slitaz: 1%

  • Jolicloud: .9%

*Both CrunchBang and Linux Mint received many write-in votes in this category.

Geek Guide
The DevOps Toolbox

Tools and Technologies for Scale and Reliability
by Linux Journal Editor Bill Childers

Get your free copy today

Sponsored by IBM

Webcast
8 Signs You're Beyond Cron

Scheduling Crontabs With an Enterprise Scheduler
On Demand
Moderated by Linux Journal Contributor Mike Diehl

Sign up now

Sponsored by Skybot