[ILUG] Linux on Aspire One
keith at iol.ie
Sun Mar 29 21:02:25 IST 2009
ilug-request at linux.ie wrote:
>> From: Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net>
> Subject: [ILUG] Linux on Aspire One
> To: iLug Users Group <ilug at linux.ie>
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> What distro of Linux instead of pre-installed on Acer Aspire1 SSD=8Gbyte?
> Is there any advantage changing from the preinstalled Linux? Linpus?
> It's not currently feasible (finance wise) to upgrade the storage. It
> seems the model with HDD is a SATA 2.5" drive and larger case, though
> you can fit a PATA 1.8" HDD to existing case. Too expensive right now.
as you metion, its a thing called "linpus" that appears to be a partial
subset of Fedora 8
i went the Ubuntu route with mine, aiming to get as far as the "netbook
remix", but gave up when, as mentioned, codecs and usability began to
Putting it back to factory spec is quite easy: just use the included
Linpus CD to make a bootable linpus USB stick and boot/install from that.
It does what is says "on the tin" very well, and once you get rid of the
strange desktop and let xfce shine through, its even quite attractive.
i added thuderbird, gimp, skype, seamonkey, pidgin and realplayer.
if you need more storage, theres always the multi-card slot in the side.
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