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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why bother?
by marcgo on Sun 24th Aug 2008 12:29 UTC
marcgo
Member since:
2007-11-09

I really don't understand why would anyone bother about touching the linpus once it's possible to make it work in non-restricted (geek) mode. To me, this linpus linux is the best distro i have seen lately : fast (i can't believe how fast it can boot), effective, functional. no need to search google, forums to make fundamental things. a lesson for all the freaks at debian, ubuntu, etc.

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RE: why bother?
by superstoned on Mon 25th Aug 2008 13:07 in reply to "why bother?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

The reason it's so good is just because it was optimized for this system - which is because it was sold on it. Any linux system could be that good.

Anyway, I installed Kubuntu because I use this laptop to demo KDE, and I wanted the latest KDE on it...

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