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From: Mark Halegua
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
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On Thursday 10 December 2009 11:31:15 am mrbrklyn wrote:
> Elfen Magix wrote:
> > I notice that the dumb and hopeless masses of the windows world in my
> > college are interested in using Linux and eventually switch to it one
> > day. But many of them have bought new laptops and netbooks, which comes
> > with Windows X/Vista/7 on it, and are afraid to erase the drive for it
> > would void their warentee (So says the warentee).
> > I also noticed that many of these new systems can boot from the USB and
> > other media card slots (if they have them). What I intend to do is to
> > set up a couple of 4 - 8 GB USB Flash drives with Ubuntu on them and give
> > them out; see how that will work for them. If they like it, They may
> > switch to Linux in a couple of months.
> > Let see what happens.
> My experience with the HP Mini hasn't been simple. There are a lot of
> hardware issues.
I just got an Acer Aspire One, the 11.6" model with 2GB RAM and 250 GB HD. I
loaded Kubuntu 9.10 on it and it works great. It detected all the hardware
(webcam, USB ports, WiFi, eth0, multi-camera card slots, etc.
I only have 2 issues with it. The video can be 1333x768 but it will only do
1024x768. And it has a problem with the battery. Initially, its fine.
However, after suspending to sleep, when it wakes, it says there is no battery
(it works without plugging into electricity) and won't give me how much
battery is left. When I plug into power, then unplug the power, it then sees
By the way, I love the netbook. I think Acer is an underrated PC
manufacturer. I have 3 Acer systems, laptop 3 year old), desktop, and now the
netbook. I've never had to call Acer tech support. Not THAT'S GOOD!