|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
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Mark Halegua wrote:
> 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
> the battery.
> 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!