Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Aug 2008 19:24 UTC
Gnome Last week, we reviewed the Aspire One, Acer's entry into the netbook market. The small but powerful device comes preloaded with either Linux or Windows XP, and we reviewed the Linux version. Even though most people will never need to go beyond the default Linpus Linux offering on the One, more advanced users will quickly hit the wall Acer set up: it has more or less completely locked down the Xfce 4.2.2 installation on the One. This bothered me - this is a powerful machine, so I want a powerful operating system. I went for Ubuntu 8.04.1 - read on for a few thoughts on how well GNOME's user interface fares on a small-screen device such as the One.
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tiling wm
by broken_symlink on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 09:33 UTC
broken_symlink
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2005-07-06

Has anyone tried a tiling wm like awesome or wmii on a netbook? Systems with limited screen real estate always seemed like the most obvious place to use a tiling wm to me. I have been thinking about getting an aspireone, eee 1000h, or msi wind, but am still waiting.

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RE: tiling wm
by 6c1452 on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 12:36 in reply to "tiling wm"
6c1452 Member since:
2007-08-29

I ran ion at 1024x768 for a year or so and it worked okay.

Screenshots at 800x600:
Tiled stuff: http://apex.homelinux.net/img/1.png
Firefox: http://apex.homelinux.net/img/2.png

It really needs more horizontal space, but netbooks have that.

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