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Top 5 Netbook Linux Distros: 2010 Edition

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Who could have, just a year ago, predicted the dramatic changes in the netbook operating system world? The release of Windows 7 and cheaper hardware launched an exciting race for users between Linux and Windows, forcing both to take it up a notch, especially in the aesthetics department. This year might be the year of cloud operating systems, but at the same time more powerful netbooks will enable us to use more advanced features.

There are a few distributions you might remember from last year’s article. However, even the ones that stayed in the top 5 have gone through some heavy face-lifting. Hardware support is unfortunately still a major problem in the Linux world, that is why it played a major role in the ranking.

So, without further ado, here are the top 5 netbook Linux distributions for 2010!




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