Question What is the best distro i can use in a Atom netbook?

May 25, 2022
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I have Atom CPU netbook. I want install Linux on it. What is best distro for it? It only supports x86.
 
Well the x86 is kind of an issue, but shouldn't stop you from installing Linux on it.

Based on my own experiences on re-using very old x86 computers I'd recommend the following distros - that still also have decent x86 based versions of their distros:
There is also openSUSE Tumbleweed and Haiku. The latter is not a Linux distro but an independent open source OS. In my experience, the Debian based Linux distros are more likely to work on an old computer.

Also be aware the different Debian based distros may not all work on old hardware, so if one of those distros won't work, then another may work. That is my experience after testing on computers that was new in 2001-2004.
 
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Lubuntu works in an acceptable manner on those. I have done a few of the Netbooks on that OS and it makes them usable instead of e-waste.
They are (as other above have pointed out) still a very limited system.
 
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