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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RE: Stock Fedora 10
by roddog on Sun 4th Jan 2009 22:47 UTC in reply to "Stock Fedora 10"
roddog
Member since:
2006-03-24

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"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

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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RE[3]: Stock Fedora 10
by B12 Simon on Tue 6th Jan 2009 14:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Stock Fedora 10"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

The big deal is that Ubuntu (and others) have brought the "just works" culture to Linux.


A good thing IMO. I'm not averse to spending time messing with my AA1 (or any other computer for that matter) until it's perfect for me.

Most folks just want to switch on and hit YouTube. If linux is to progress it *has* to "just work".

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