[News] Linux-based Acer Laptop Gets 5/5, Windows-based Eee Just 3/5

[News] Linux-based Acer Laptop Gets 5/5, Windows-based Eee Just 3/5

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:09:50


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Test Bench: Flash-based laptops

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| The Acer owes its speedy start in part to its Linux-based operating system,
| which is far more nimble than Windows. Of course, you won have access to
| Windows-compatible software, but the custom-built Linux interface is friendly
| and you get a full set of office, media and internet applications on its 8GB
| solid-state drive.
|
| [MacBook Air just 4/5.]
|
| ASUS EEEPC 901 319
|
| START-UP TIME: 27SEC
| The Asus EeePC was the first, revolutionary solid-state, bargain basement
| laptop. This latest version is the most refined yet. Our review unit ran
| Windows XP and comes with Microsoft Works and StarOffice preinstalled.
| However, the version running Linux offers faster start-up speeds and speedier
| performance - the Intel Atom processor and 1GB of Ram frankly struggles with
| XP, although the 20GB of memory is generous.
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http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/test_bench/article4315331.ece


Recent:

Review: Acer Aspire One notebook computer

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| Windows XP Home will be available on more expensive Aspire One models, but
| this one uses the free Linux operating system with a selection of useful
| programs installed. We liked the ability to start both Firefox and Openoffice
| Writer from the front screen, and the email and instant messaging programs
| can cleverly connect to several services.
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http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/hardware/2221268/review-acer-aspire


Aspire One: the netbook Eee PC killer from Acer?

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| The Aspire One is definitely a contender, coming with the Linpus version of
| Linux and enhanced with a friendly interface that looks graphically nicer
| than that which comes with the Xandros powered version of Linux on the Asus
| Eee PC.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19224/1103/


Acer's Linpus Linux Lite (Fedora) ultra portable laptop piles the pressure on
Microsoft

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| Gianpiero Morbello, Acer Vice President of Marketing and Brand, interviewed
| by vnunet, said, bluntly, that Acer as shifted towards Linux because of
| Microsoft
|
| He didn elaborate but went on to say, perhaps more importantly,
| that icrosoft has a lot of powerwhich could make things difficult for
| them but they were nevertheless etermined to develop the Linux market
| That pretty bold talk but as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is
| in the eating. Wel have wait and see if they have the stomach for a
| showdown with Microsoft when the threats start to come. Perhaps they might
| start backsliding like Asus. In the real world, Microsoft has real power and
| it has never been slow or afraid to wield it when its commercial interests
| are threatened. Linpus Technologies haven been behind the door either. As
| the software vendors of Linpus Linux Lite they have pitched their product to
| GNU/LInux novices and experts alike
|
| [...]
|
| The HP 2133 is another well spec contender but it chose to install SUSE, a
| Novell product that is being currently boycotted by many in the Unix
| community because of its link up with€icrosoft.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/columns/acers_linpus_linux_lite_ultra_portable_laptop


Acer punts 199... er... 220... er... Linux laptop

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| At launch, the company stated the basic v
 
 
 

[News] Linux-based Acer Laptop Gets 5/5, Windows-based Eee Just 3/5

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:17:01

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A lot of stuff, including Microsoft's own software, works well with Wine (even
the latest Photoshop). It has been years since I last experimented with Wine
though.


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