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    Samsung NC10 Ubuntu

    Anyone installed Ubuntu on a Samsung NC10 laptop? Does everything work OK ? The KA02UK is 299 in Comet so might get that and install Linux on it.

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    I purchased one last Thursday and stuck Ubuntu on it and everything worked okay as far as I could tell. It's now running Vista Business surprisingly well.

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    Those NC10's run Windows 7 really well if you fancied it. My housemate ran Ubuntu on his NC10 and I must say it ran like a dream. Everything seemed to just work too.

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    Check that it is the 6-cell NC10, as the last one i saw in Comet (with a half-price Norton offer) was just the 3-cell.

    Note that "KA02UK" isn't the full part number for the NC10 (never mind how many cells) and includes the N120 (NP-N120-KA02UK), N130 (NP-N130-KA02UK), N140 (NP-N140-KA02UK), N510 (NP-N510-KA02UK) as well as various NC10s!

    I think that the "02" bit is the colour?

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    Yeah, I wouldn't bother with the 3 cell battery. I've never used it but my 6 cell version lasts 5-8 hours depending on usage.

    Me and my housemate also found that the battery seems to last longer on Windows 7 than it does on Ubuntu.

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    I've used Ubuntu netbook remix on my NC10 and Windows 7 both run very well. There was an issue with UNR but it was only minor if I remember it i'll post back.

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    Thanks guys. Think I might go get one at the weekend then and stick ubuntu on it. Read somewhere about a possible issue with the mouse pad thing. Was more worried about wifi drivers but as long as they work thats great. I take it is worth getting the RAM upgrade. Does Ubuntu allow 2GB ram ?

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    The one in comet at the moment is the 6 cell battery

    Buy SAMSUNG NP-NC10-KA02UK | 10.2" netbook - Specification | Comet

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    Thanks guys. Think I might go get one at the weekend then and stick ubuntu on it. Read somewhere about a possible issue with the mouse pad thing. Was more worried about wifi drivers but as long as they work thats great. I take it is worth getting the RAM upgrade. Does Ubuntu allow 2GB ram ?

    You can use the built in Samsung recovery tools to image the HD to an external drive before trying Ubuntu, that way if it goes wrong you can factory restore.

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