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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Ringheims Auto
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2005-07-23

99% of the times, Vista works as expected when it comes pre-installed in a major brand. So I don't NEED to tweak anything. But with Linux, more often than not (also evidently from the linked by the article Ubuntu-AspireOne help page), you HAVE to tweak it to make it work as expected.

So yes, Vista for my next netbook (or just XP). Sorry.


If you wanted to run Ubuntu, why did you not buy hardware which is fully compatible with it? Running on a flash drive is also suboptimal in any situation. This is like bying a standard laptop to run OS X and expecting the works.

Good luck with XP or Vista. 6 months thereafter it will be full of malware and bloat, unless you tweak and configure it to keep those things out, in addition to evaluate anything you'll install closely for malicious features. And even then you cannot be sure.

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