Lisa Milne lisa at
Sun Jan 25 04:10:43 GMT 2009

I've got an Acer Aspire One, I love it. 1.6Ghz Intel Atom, 512Mb RAM,
8GB SSD, similar specs to the eee I think.

I don't run Ubuntu on it though, but I did use an Intrepid Live USB as a
host to install Gentoo. Everything I tested worked out of the box with
Ubuntu though, SDCard/wireless/sound3D, didn't try the webcam as I never
use it anyway.

Of course it's performance is even better under Gentoo (16 seconds from
power on to desktop, and about 100 fps in 3d games - tremulous & assault
cube - at their highest graphics quality). Other than boot speed, I
don't imagine Ubuntu would be too much different though.

Maybe you could make a live USB, go to a place that sells the various
netbooks and try them out?


On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 22:43 +1000, Simon Ives wrote:
> I listened (read) with rapt attention to the Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) Q&A session of Ubuntu Developers' Week on freenode this last week and I'm now 
> considering purchasing a netbook for my wife and one for my daughter.  I've glanced over the UNR website and like what I see.  My questions to the 
> group are:
> What netbooks are best for use with UNR?
> What extra configuration steps were required to get UNR up and running on your netbook?
> How has Ubuntu performed on your netbook?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Simon Ives
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