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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I can't speak for Jaunty which isn't out yet but frankly, each new release of Ubuntu has left me more and more disappointed in terms of stability and proper QA. 8.10 was a crap shoot on my acer one.

Jaunty is only Alpha 5 at this point, so not everything works yet (eg Nepomuk still has trouble), but nevertheless it is showing very good promise in terms of speed and stability.

Drivers for netbook components should all work now as well. Kubuntu Jaunty boots in less than 20 seconds on my ASUS EEEPC 1000H, and it runs quite responsively as long as you turn off the compiz-like desktop effects bling. This is necessary on a netbook because the Intel graphics chip is quite pedestrian. Without that burden of the desktop effects though ... it really is quite fast ... and pretty stable considering it is still an alpha pre-release.

Should be good when it makes final release in April.

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