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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That is a very valid comment, Eugenia. I think though that you should place "I" in bold instead of "NEED" as I would certainly expect a preinstalled Vista to be properly tweaked by Microsoft and/or the netbook manufacturer. I would also expect the same from whatever Linux distribution was chosen to be preinstalled as well. I'm not an Ubuntu user so I can't comment on anyone's trouble with using it on the Aspire One. Mandriva worked fine for me but that distribution is not everyone's cup of tea. I can say that it is still very much an uneven playfield with Linux or BSD distributions against the steamroller from Redmond as many manufacturers of popular hardware still will not play fair, but I digress. I do know about your frustration with Linux documentation and until this problem is dealt with, there will be many that will go your same route. I choose to use a Linux distribution in the hope that I and what others observe will make it a better experience for all and the hope that there will be a fair choice of operating environments for computer users.

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