Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:15 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Linux Gary Richmond at Freesoftware Magazine looks at Acer's Aspire One, the latest ultra portable laptop computer to feature GNU/Linux. It runs Linpus Linux Lite, a hacked version of Fedora 8. At last we have a version of Linux not tainted with the kernel source code issues and GPL violations that characterised Xandros on the Asus EeePC.
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That's excellent.
by lemur2 on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:32 UTC
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I'm holding out, probably until about September, to assess my best option to get one of these cheap Linux mini-notebooks.

Currently, the Acer Aspire One, with its decent price and reasonable choice of Linux distribution, is the front runner. Still ... I want to see what the Dell E specifications, Linux distribution and price is before I choose.

Or ... I might even go a bit more up-market and sexy, and get a Gigabyte M912.

http://www.umpcportal.com/2008/05/gigabyte-m912-high-end-low-price/

Disappointingly, Gigabyte seem to be trying to shoehorn Vista Basic onto this machine so it will not really be as attractive and "lightweight" (and certainly not as cheap) as other options. But I must admit the form factor does have appeal.

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RE: That's excellent.
by Laurence on Tue 8th Jul 2008 13:21 in reply to "That's excellent."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

[snip]....I might even go a bit more up-market and sexy, and get a Gigabyte M912. http://www.umpcportal.com/2008/05/gigabyte-m912-high-end-low-price/ Disappointingly, Gigabyte seem to be trying to shoehorn Vista Basic onto this machine so it will not really be as attractive and "lightweight" (and certainly not as cheap) as other options. But I must admit the form factor does have appeal.


Going only by the link you supplied, but the spec's do say Linux is an option

[edit - typo]

Edited 2008-07-08 13:21 UTC

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