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|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
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From: Mark Halegua
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:33:13 -0500
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On Thursday 10 December 2009 09:00:11 pm mrbrklyn wrote:
> 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.
> >> Ruben
> > 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.
> > Weird.
> > 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!
> I think Acer is underated to the third largest seller of computers in
> the world today...right behind Dell and HP and ahead of IBM.
> > Mark
Actually I read Dell had dropped to #3. Wouldn't be surprised if Acer was now
#2. Still, it doesn't do the advertising HP and Dell do. If they did, they
might surpass HP.