Gary Richmond at Freesoftware Magazine looks at Acer’s Aspire One, the latest ultra portable laptop computer to feature GNU/Linux. It runs Linpus Linux Lite, a hacked version of Fedora 8. At last we have a version of Linux not tainted with the kernel source code issues and GPL violations that characterised Xandros on the Asus EeePC.
Acer’s Linpus Linux Lite (Fedora) Ultra Portable Laptop
Submitted by fsmag 2008-07-08 Linux 7 Comments
I’m holding out, probably until about September, to assess my best option to get one of these cheap Linux mini-notebooks.
Currently, the Acer Aspire One, with its decent price and reasonable choice of Linux distribution, is the front runner. Still … I want to see what the Dell E specifications, Linux distribution and price is before I choose.
Or … I might even go a bit more up-market and sexy, and get a Gigabyte M912.
Disappointingly, Gigabyte seem to be trying to shoehorn Vista Basic onto this machine so it will not really be as attractive and “lightweight” (and certainly not as cheap) as other options. But I must admit the form factor does have appeal.