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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Linpus not so bad at all
by Darkelve on Tue 6th Jan 2009 08:09 UTC
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Linpus is really not bad at all. It starts up fast, battery is (relatively) good and all of the hardware works, including the (pretty poor) 0.3mp camera.

For some excellent advice on how to customise it:

I have the 8GB SSD version and have it customized with:
- Custom icons
- Firefox 3
- OpenOffice 3
- Mplayer with front-end KMplayer
- Basket Notepad
- Videolan media player
- KMyMoney2
- Wine
- Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP account and with Lightning and GcalDaemon (Syncing heaven!!)
- Google Picasa (latest beta)

Strangely KDE apps seem to install easier than Gnome apps, which I usually run into dependency problems with.

Perfect setup for me... and I think it could be for a lot of people, so I thought I'd share it.

Edited 2009-01-06 08:10 UTC

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