Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Aug 2008 19:24 UTC
Gnome Last week, we reviewed the Aspire One, Acer's entry into the netbook market. The small but powerful device comes preloaded with either Linux or Windows XP, and we reviewed the Linux version. Even though most people will never need to go beyond the default Linpus Linux offering on the One, more advanced users will quickly hit the wall Acer set up: it has more or less completely locked down the Xfce 4.2.2 installation on the One. This bothered me - this is a powerful machine, so I want a powerful operating system. I went for Ubuntu 8.04.1 - read on for a few thoughts on how well GNOME's user interface fares on a small-screen device such as the One.
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Excellent piece
by Morgan on Thu 21st Aug 2008 19:54 UTC
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Thank you, Thom, for this eye-opening little article. Very well written and supplemented with screenshots so we can get a good idea of your points. I'm quite impressed.

I wonder if using Matchbox as an alternative interface in Ubuntu would fare as well -- or better -- on such a small screen. As far as I remember, it's still in the Ubuntu repos.

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