Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems To add to the amounting anecdotes of late, another Acer Aspire One review appears. Not to be confused with Thom's or Eugenia's, which were different models, this review concentrates on the ZG5 version of the Acer Aspire One and how well Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 8.10, and Moblin 2 run on it, particularly in the everyday-netbooker's sense of functionality with word processing and Internet applications. Read on to get the full scoop on the One and these selected systems.
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Inflated Ubuntu score
by Tom K on Wed 4th Mar 2009 20:47 UTC
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Okay, to summarize the Ubuntu portion:

- Wireless doesn't work without hacking
- Camera doesn't work without hacking
- Microphone doesn't work without hacking
- Wired Ethernet doesn't work (not mentioned whether this is fixable)
- Power management issues during power state changes; black rectangle on screen for minutes

Then the author makes comments like:

"Aside from some *very minor bugs*, it is a *very netbooker-friendly* system"
- Clearly not friendly in the least

"If the wireless was included naturally in the distribution without having to do any serious tweaking, Ubuntu would be as ready and as able (if not more) than Windows 7 to be a netbook system"

And then he gives it a 7/10. What's that about? I would personally give this user experience a 3/10, at most.

Clearly, there is a tendency on the part of the reviewer to be a bit more "lenient" with Linux. This is unacceptable. No one in their right mind would want to go through that ordeal and at the end think "Yeah, this is pretty good, I'd give this a 7/10".

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