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Comment: arch or eeebuntu (Score 1) 466

by two basket skinner (#26971823) Attached to: Which Distro For an Eee PC?
After ditching the stock xandros that came on my eeepc 700 2G, i tried ubuntu-eee netbook remix (now easy peasy) but performance was not great. I tried eeebuntu-base which was a lot better and includes one-click scripts for you to run at anytime to get the configuration and performance just right for your model. but for what i use my little laptop for (local or remote development) i realized that a command-line was really all i needed so now have arch linux installed with toofishes' custom kernel for the eee and no GUI (for now). It boots fast, only has what i need and pretty easy to update with pacman (rolling distro). Its pretty awesome. The Arch Linux wiki entry for installing on an eee has some great general purpose advice http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_the_Asus_EEE_PC#Avoiding_Pitfalls

Comment: don't encrypt system files (Score 2, Informative) 468

by two basket skinner (#26786995) Attached to: How To, When You Have To Encrypt Absolutely Everything?
unless of course your requirements call for it. But your systems will run very slow if every time they have to boot they have to go thru the decrypt process. you should only need to encrypt your users' data. Hopefully, system data and user data are, at least, in different folders of the filesystem.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming