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: Inflated Ubuntu score
by 3rdalbum on Thu 5th Mar 2009 12:27 UTC in reply to "Inflated Ubuntu score"
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>> - Wireless doesn't work without hacking

No hacking required, you just install a new driver from Synaptic Package Manager and disable the old one.

>> - Camera doesn't work without hacking

Camera works out-of-the-box.

>> - Wired Ethernet doesn't work (not mentioned whether this is fixable)

Wired Ethernet works out-of-the-box, otherwise you'd never be able to download the wireless driver, would you?

>> - Power management issues during power state changes; black rectangle on screen for minutes

I've never seen that on mine.

I think 7/10 is a reasonable score for stock Ubuntu on the Aspire One. That machine really needs something more lightweight. Ubuntu 9.04 will have wireless OOTB and possibly boot up and shut down faster so it'll probably do better, and hopefully it'll fix the weird little bug that probably nobody but me notices*.

*If you have the machine plugged into an external monitor and you close the lid, it stops sending a picture to the monitor. Open it again and press space bar and the picture comes back. Close it again and everything works as it should. It's just that first time, it stops sending a picture to the external monitor.

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RE[2]: Inflated Ubuntu score
by Tom K on Thu 5th Mar 2009 23:45 in reply to "RE: Inflated Ubuntu score"
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That's not what the review said.

Just out of curiosity, would you describe yourself as a Linux fanboy?

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