[sclug] Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu Flavours

David Herring dave at netfm.org
Tue Dec 23 05:32:57 UTC 2008

Hi Matt,
I have an aspire one, the supplied Linpus Linux OS is really easy to use,
and you can download all the Fedora packages, so no missing applications.

I use opensuse on all my servers/ home desktop. But really would see putting
opensuse on this device as a waste of time and probably would make the
device less user friendly to family members.

So maybe play with Linpus Linux on Xmas day ... and you will have more
family time and remove all that install time and fixing frustrations.

Regards Dave

2008/12/22 Matthew Cox <spudgun79 at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I will be acquiring an Aspire One on Christmas morning, and one of the
> first
> things I would like to do is put Ubuntu on it.  I've yet to decide which
> version, but have narrowed it down to Ubuntu, Xubuntu, or something I have
> only come across recently, the Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR).  The model is
> the
> version with 1GB RAM and the 120GB HD for which I have also picked up the
> optional 6 cell battery.
> Does anyone have any experience with any of the above with the Aspire One?
> I've been through the Ubuntu Community Help for getting everything up and
> running with Hardy Heron and there's a lot to tweak, but thats half the
> fun.  However the UNR seems to dispense with most of that so I'm wondering
> whether that is the way to go along with the screen size considerations.
> The only thing that concerns me really is making sure the fan control works
> properly so it doesn't get cooked!
> Regards,
> Matt.

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