Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Aug 2008 01:43 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Me and Bobby Powers have spent a few hours smoothing out the process of getting fully-featured Linux desktops to boot on the XO laptop. On the whole, OLPC developers have been pretty good at getting code upstream, so only a few fixups are needed to get things operational on the XO." On a slightly (stretching it here) related note, here is a detailed guide on installing and optimising Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One that we reviewed last week. I replaced the default Linpus installation with Ubuntu using this guide, and I must say that I am quite pleased.
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RE[2]: Celebrating the problems.
by starterz on Wed 20th Aug 2008 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Celebrating the problems."
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Linpus works well, for a beginner. I tried my best and customized it (it is based on Fedora 8 with Xfce), and still found myself annoyed with all the limitations and things I had to uninstall-reinstall for them to work (Pidgin for example). Did not even bother with another Linux distribution, since not even Ubuntu could guarantee fully supported and working hardware with no issues. I switched to XP, and have been extremely happy with my Aspire One since.

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