[sclug] Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu Flavours

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Dec 23 13:13:25 UTC 2008

Matthew Cox wrote:
> 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!

For strategy - I have an eee - I found it useful to make it dual boot, 
leaving a modest original partition with the original stuff. It is 
very simple and it is easy to use when in cafe's on r wherever, but 
the second install of ubuntu is most useful for more demanding work.
alan cocks
Ubuntu user #10391
Linux user #360648

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