What OS would be ideal for this Asus Notebook

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    Model: Eee PC 901

    Processor: Intel Atom, CPU N270 @ 1.60 GHz * 2
    Memory: 991,2 MB
    Graphics Card: Intel Corp Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (Rev 03)
    Storage: 6,4 GB (+ another one with 3 GBs, I think)

    As of now the notebook has Elementary OS v0.2 Luna but thought someone here might recommend a more lightweight OS if it exists.
     
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    I don't know if it's any lighter then what you got on it now but have you tired puppy linux? It runs pretty fast on my old 1.8 P4, 512mb of ram, lappy pretty well.
     
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    I totally forgot about Puppy Linux. I'll be giving it a shot.

    And as FAST recommended as well as you did, I'll be installing it on P4 machines I have.
     
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    What about damn small Linux?

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    Or tiny core Linux
     
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    If you put more RAM in it, it should run Windows 7 fairly well. :)
     
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    Didn't think "Damn Small Linux" was a real thing with a name like that but it is. God damn, these two Linux distros are super small! That's perfect!
     
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    Thier are a lot weirder names like satanic, Christian, Hannah Montana, apartheid and damn vulnerable
     
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    2GB costs like £17, hm.. I'll go with Linux for this.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Jd.

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    I'm aware of the Christian and Hannah Montana (saw these two on the other GBATemp topic) but gotta check out the others you listed on YouTube.
     
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    Yeah they are weird but that's the cost of open source is weird sht happens
     
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    Crunchbang++. My old Crunchbang install idles at ~120MB RAM.
    Anything running MATE really.
    If you can scarify convenience, get one with only a WM and setup the rest yourself.
     
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    satanic is pretty much just a red and black themed Ubuntu (IIRC)
     
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    Hannah Montana And Christian are basically like that too in being Ubuntu themes
     
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    I had to double check that your processor would support booting from USB properly, but since it seems to have XP installed as default, you have a legacy BIOS system which will let you boot anything from USB. Some Intel Atom devices (Such as one I own) have EFIs that are screwy.

    Anyways, most linux distros run quite nicely, and since you have the option of adding more RAM, Ubuntu and Linux Mint are both very nice options for Linux-based OSes. I haven't tried any others as of yet though, but I've heard a lot of praise for Crunchbang. Additionally, if you're fine with it, there's also Android x86 if it's compatible with your system. The most recent stable release was for 4.4.4.
     
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    Reminder that Unity will be ultra ultra slow.
     
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    X86 android is pretty awful on a desktop since it is made for tablets and phones
     
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    I've seen stores that sold Android-based AIOs that had touchscreens. Seemed rather useless though, I'd rather my Android devices be portable.
     
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    Me too plus its better just to have a Linux Os on a desktop since that is what it's made for and x86 Android isn't as good as arm Android
     
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    Yeah, I've heard that there's not many apps that are designed for x86 Android as most Android devices are ARM-based. I heard that Ubuntu has a version for tablets and phones now, I wouldn't mind trying that if I had the chance.
     
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    Well its still shaky but you can put regular Ubuntu on it since it has touch screen support and thier are ways to put other Linux distros on Android arm
     
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    Is this serious? 6,4GB is barely enough to install a modern OS nowadays.

    Elementary OS is nice but last time I checked it lacked many features that a linux OS is expected to have. I would recommend Linux Mint LXDE 32-bit.
    LXDE is one of the most lightweight linux GUI out there and Linux Mint is fast and easy to use.

    I have used Damn Small Linux before but I found it to be not as user-friendly. But it might be the best option to save hard drive memory