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    Will this run Linux, and will it be able to play HD movies?

    I have a netbook, intel atom, 2 GB ram, integrated graphics. I run Linux Mint LXDE.

    The problems are:
    I can't reboot, which I could with Ubuntu 10.04 NetBook remix.
    I can't watch high quality movies, not even mp4. And I can't watch it on fullscreen without disturbances.

    Will this hardware solve it? I intend to have 8 GB of RAM and an SSD drive.

    I can't post links yet, but it is a :Zotac ZBOX AMD E-350

    It has an integrated GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6310
    CPU:AMD E-350 1.6 GHz dual core.

    Is it a 64bit CPU? Will it run Linux without problems? Can I watch High Quality movies on fullscreen?

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    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    I'm no expert, and don't watch movies on my computer, but my understanding is that it is the graphics card which is the limiting factor in movie quality. you also need to install the restricted extras package from synaptic to get the most out of the card you do have. Hope this helps.
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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Some Intel Atoms are only single core and if that is the case it will struggle. My little e-machines has one of those (Atom N270) and it's fine for basic computing but not much else.
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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    These sort of problems are usually video driver issues. You might try to make sure that your mint system (a clone of ubuntu) is running the same drivers.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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