[News] Acer Fights Linux (Ballnux) with GNU/Linux

[News] Acer Fights Linux (Ballnux) with GNU/Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:22:50

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Acer Aspire one (Linux)

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| Taking a cue from ASUSwell-received custom Linux interface, Acer packages
| the system with a lightweight, customized Linpus Lite Linux operating system.
| We just wish this netbook lasted longer on a charge.


Linux 2.6.27 is already being worked on by thousands.

Short update and pause in 2.6.27 merge window

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| This is just a quick note to let people know that I'll be off for an
| extended weekend starting later today, so the next few days will be very
| quiet from a merge standpoint.



2.6.26: almost there

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| Look for more change once the 2.6.27 merge window opens. Il be cleaning out
| a bunch of older stuff then as well.


The Acer Aspire One Netbook Review

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| We'll be taking a look at the Acer's Aspire One, which makes its debut into
| the rough and ever-evolving world of the netbook market. Featuring an
| 8.9-inch screen packed into a compact frame, this version of the Aspire One
| that we're reviewing uses Linux and has only 8GB of storage space, similar to
| the earlier ASUS Eee PC models. Size wise, this unit is slightly bigger than
| the Eee PC 901, but still smaller than the MSI Wind NB U100.


Acer Aspire One: the new sub-laptop to beat?

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| Mind you, the 120GB HDD-equipped One is only down as 30 more and comes with
| 1GB of memory rather than 512MB, though that's plenty for Linux and do you
| really want a hard drive in a machine that's going to be chucked around a
| lot? Well, at least you have the choice.


CyberLink Sees Opportunities in Netbooks, Linux

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| Multimedia software maker CyberLink sees a lot of opportunities in the
| fast-growing netbook segment of the computer market, from online access
| to files stored on home PCs to multimedia software made for Linux OSs.
| Some of the most popular netbooks, or mini-laptops, being launched come with
| options for far less storage space than mainstream laptops, such as Asustek's
| Eee PC 1000, Eee PC 901and Acer's Aspire one.
| Many of them also run on a Linux OS, such as Linpus Linux Lite on the Aspire
| one and Linux OS by Xandros on the Eee PC. These netbooks can also come with
| Windows XP instead.


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
| 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 preinstall