Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 13:05 UTC, submitted by Richard
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Linux version of the Acer Aspire One netbook comes with a customised version of the Linpus distribution pre-installed, which might not be to everyone's fancy. Linux4one, a modified Ubuntu, could be a good alternative. Linux4One is optimized for the Aspire One; it includes drivers for the One, and comes with an interface derived from the Netbook Remix version.
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Stock Fedora 10
by tux68 on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 22:57 UTC
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In the for-what-its-worth department, i'm posting this message from my AA1 running plain-Jane Fedora 10. Installed the live-cd version of Fedora 10 via a thumb drive. Have had no issues with any hardware at all, although my AA1 has a 160GB standard hard drive rather than SSD. Webcam and yahoo video chat (GYachE) worked out of the box without any fuss.

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RE: Stock Fedora 10
by roddog on Sun 4th Jan 2009 22:47 in reply to "Stock Fedora 10"
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I too am posting from F10 that works out of the box (with the addition of broadcom-wl from rpm-fusion) on a netbook. Mine is the lenovo s10, 2GB RAM, 160MB, 1.6MHz and everything does work except that the battery applet crashes on sleep.

What is the big deal here?

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RE[2]: Stock Fedora 10
by Moredhas on Mon 5th Jan 2009 09:21 in reply to "RE: Stock Fedora 10"
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The big deal is that Ubuntu (and others) have brought the "just works" culture to Linux. There's a craze with having everything prefabricated, so the user doesn't have to do anything at all. Even if a special AA1 version of Ubuntu doesn't do anything that special, just the idea of it being there is tantalizing to some.

I'm not quite that bad. I am a little guilty of being part of that culture, since I use Mint, but if I had a netbook of any sort I'd probably just install Mint on it as it is.

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