Hello! (Im starting out on mastadon so please. Feel free to tell me if im doing anything wrong). Does anyone know any good light Linux Distros for my netbook

It uses a
- Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 2GB DDR2 RAM (Single Channel)
- Intel 945 (if im correct) GPU with UMA 224MB
- 80GB WD Scorpio Black HDD 7200rpm
- 1024x600 Display

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If you are used to Debian, I can recommend Bunsenlabs. :)

@itst3k oof an N270... singlecore 1.6GHz... I remember trying to find something that worked nicely on it... I failed...

@finlaydag33k Yeah. I am mainly going to be using it as a glorified MP3/FLAC Player for my stereo. I might also play some movies (MKV) too but idk

@itst3k Maybe try building an arch distro (or some other small distro) and install Mopidy on it?

@finlaydag33k Would I have to move my music from my file server to the netbook?

@itst3k "Vanilla Mopidy only plays music from your local disk and radio streams."

you could do some things tho:
- Built an extention allowing it to play through something like DLNA (though these might already exist)
- Mount a network share (using something like fstab)

@finlaydag33k ah gotcha. I might try a light version of Arch or Debian and run something like VLC (I'm not too great with terminal based stuff. Still learning lol)

@itst3k the best way to learn is through practice :)
Could maybe even use something like Alpine linux I guess?

@itst3k yw :)
if you have any questions left, feel free to ask :)

also, use the "" tag if you have any questions like the original question :)

If you like kodi, then OSMC works quite well. Otherwise, a minimal installation of your favourite distro (debian, arch, slack, etc.) with LXDE/LXQT IS also very lightweight

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