Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems To add to the amounting anecdotes of late, another Acer Aspire One review appears. Not to be confused with Thom's or Eugenia's, which were different models, this review concentrates on the ZG5 version of the Acer Aspire One and how well Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 8.10, and Moblin 2 run on it, particularly in the everyday-netbooker's sense of functionality with word processing and Internet applications. Read on to get the full scoop on the One and these selected systems.
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I also tried various distributions
by reez on Wed 4th Mar 2009 20:21 UTC
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Since the Aspire ONE is for my mom and since she has virtually no experience with computers - I mean really none. I had to teach her things like the WIMP-concept, etc. I looked for a solid OS for her. While I'm a fan of the command line and like distributions and OSs like Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Slackware and NetBSD I tried various big distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva and OpenSUSE. I have to say, OpenSUSE really impressed me. The last time I used SuSE was when I started with Linux. IIRC it was a 6.something and I don't really liked it, after I tried some other Distributions, but on the Aspire it did very well. The only thing, which didn't work was the (cable) network card. I had to install the right driver and everything worked. WLAN, Cam, etc. Everything worked fine, even KDE4 :-)

But I won't change any other systems, I like BSD, but if you want to get a very cheap desktop system try an Aspire ONE 150L (for a bit more than 100 EUR) and replace the (very bad) default Linux distribution to OpenSUSE. I even tried warzone 2100 which REALLY worked on 8mb VRAM!

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