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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600-700MB RAM ?
by obvio.capitao on Sun 8th Mar 2009 14:51 UTC
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"On a side-note, Windows 7 generally used around 600-700 MB of my RAM on the Aspire One whereas it used around 800-900 MB on my desktop."

Considering that many netbooks start at 512MB these days, perhaps XUbuntu would be a better choice:

(This video shows XUbuntu running in a 256MB virtual machine)

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