[ubuntu-uk] Netbook Ubuntu v. plain Ubuntu

Bruce Beardall bruce72 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 12:45:19 UTC 2011

My Acer Aspire One is two years old, came with: Linpus; 1Gb RAM; 120Gb HDD.
It's never had a problem running the full desktop Ubuntu. Some of them at
that time did come with 512mb RAM in which case I would upgrade to 1Gb and
go from there.

Hope that helps.


On 4 February 2011 21:22, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> A friend has asked me to look at her husbands netbook, which is running
> Linux. He bought it from Tesco two years ago, so I think it probably
> *is* Ubuntu.
> His problems are mainly that it doesn't recognise USB devices when
> they're plugged in, and it downloads updates but doesn't install them.
> He wants to do more than email and web browsing, which is all he feels
> he can do at the moment (it has shortcuts on the desktop for email and
> firefox).
> If it's two years old, and he hasn't upgraded, will it be pre-Unity? As
> I've never used a netbook, only Ubuntu on desktops and laptops, will I
> be able to find my way around it?
> She thinks his cunning plan is to break it so he can buy a new one, but
> I don't want to be the one that breaks it! :)
> Dianne
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