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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Why?
by 3rdalbum on Tue 6th Jan 2009 10:43 UTC
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2008-05-26

I simply COULD NOT get the package manager to work on Linpus, and it took ten minutes to update the package list. There was definitely something wrong. I put Ubuntu on the machine instead; the trade-off was 1/3 of the battery life, but at least Ubuntu works properly on there and it required minimal tweaking to get everything working properly. Everything except the wireless worked out-of-the-box (wireless was an apt-get and a modprobe away). And yes, the webcam, suspend, and special keys worked out-of-the-box. I put the Ubuntu netbook launcher on it.

Unless this distribution gives me 3 hours of battery life like Linpus did, then I don't see the point as probably everything will work out-of-the-box in Jaunty anyway, and nearly everything does in Intrepid.

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