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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RE: battery
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 17:30 UTC in reply to "battery"
Thom_Holwerda
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Does the default OS have better battery life? Or, does Ubuntu handle that fine?


I think Ubuntu is slightly worse, but after the battery optimisations as listed in the howto, it ain't all bad.

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