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: Satisfied with Ubuntu
by sakeniwefu on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:55 UTC in reply to "Satisfied with Ubuntu"
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Finally, I'd really recommend that Linux netbook users steer clear of Gnome and KDE. Lighter weight DEs are far more suited to these machines and give a very different impression of their speed and stability. I'm using e17 but even Xfce is a marked improvement over Gnome.


This is very sound advice. I cannot understand the popularity of Gnome when there is a clearly better-looking, faster and more stable alternative(XFCE) that is also GTK+ based, especially when speed is required like in netbooks.

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