[ubuntu-uk] Buying a Acer Notebook.....

mike daniels mikezz1011 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 2 20:58:08 GMT 2009


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--- On Mon, 2/2/09, Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Buying a Acer Notebook.....
> To: "British Ubuntu Talk" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Monday, 2 February, 2009, 5:27 PM
> I got myself one of those. It's got a very dated an
> unattractive
> looking interface, and firefox 2 beta. It runs a 2.4 kernel
> on a
> MIPSEL processor. You cant reach the TTY or a graphical
> shell, andthe
> pacakge management/upgrade system doesnt work. The OS is a
> lockdown so
> you cant install anything else, except xenium linux which
> is hacked to
> work on it. When I tried xenium, it made it permanently
> unbootable.
> Then the battery exploded/melted. After a lot of arguing, i
> got a
> refund, but only for the notebook itself, and not the 16
> quid postage
> both ways.
> 
> 2009/2/2 Dr James Stevens-Turner <james at btguk.org>:
> > John,
> >
> > Maplin are offering a laptop at £99.99 plus one at
> £129.99, with Linux on!
> >
> > James.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: John
> > To: British Ubuntu Talk
> > Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 1:56 PM
> > Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Buying a Acer Notebook.....
> > I finally found a relatively cheap notebook with what
> seems like good specs,
> > and was wondering what people though of it. The only
> thing it hasnt got is a
> > dvd/cd player. I cant even find one that has. If
> anybody knows of a notebook
> > that has one can they let me know?
> >
> > The specs are
> >
> > Acer Aspire One A150-Aw Netbook, Linpus Linux Lite
> version, 512MB DDR2 RAM,
> > 120GB HD
> >
> > with a
> >
> > Kingston Technology 1GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 SODIMM
> >
> > Insert as an extra, the whole package costs £200.
> >
> > I wondered if that was a good deal, also I wondered
> how easy it would be to
> > install Ubuntu on it. As it doesnt have a dvd/cd
> player, would Ubuntu work
> > on it, and how would I install it?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > John
> >
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