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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RE[4]: Aspire One and Ubuntu 8.10
by ichi on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Aspire One and Ubuntu 8.10"
ichi
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2007-03-06

99% of the times, Vista works as expected when it comes pre-installed in a major brand. So I don't NEED to tweak anything. But with Linux, more often than not (also evidently from the linked by the article Ubuntu-AspireOne help page), you HAVE to tweak it to make it work as expected.


The thing is Ubuntu didn't came pre-installed on the Aspire One (I'd bet you wouldn't have that kind of issues if you had bought an Ubuntu laptop from Dell).

While Linpus is certainly lacking in some areas (namely software updates), it supports all the hardware out of the box and is quite snappy.

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yeah, but I needed a real distro that would let me install the apps I needed, not a toy like Linpus was.

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