Advice needed for netbook purchase

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Postby nelz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:32 am

shaddack wrote:Gentoo runs well then? Good support for the hardware?

Gentoo has whatever support you build in, so if you configure your kernel for the hardware, it all works. All of the Eee's hardware is supported by the kernel, there's no need for any third-party modules. That also means that any distro should just work with it.
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Postby shaddack » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:03 pm

I've seen that some of the newer 10" netbooks have resolutions up to 1280x720 compared to 1024x600. For example Acer Aspire One D250 (that model have both configurations). Is 1280x720 too big a resolution for that small screen or is it worth it to go for the one with bigger resolution?
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Postby Jeff » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:48 am

I bought an Acer Aspire 1 ZG5. It has a 160 gig hard drive and 1 gig of ram. I bought it on price. It works well.
If I were going to buy one now I'd probably get something all solid state.
It came with Windows XP. I put Ubuntu 9.10 on it a dual boot. It worked well. There are no doubt better options but I kept it simple as it is the same as my other computer.

I have some problems getting it on to the USB drive.
Hope this helps.
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