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    I run a Toshiba A100 1.9ghz, with only 512mb of Ram. Runs pretty well on XP- Themed with Leopard of Course! Then again, I dont use it for much more than web browsing..
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    So why "back to windows"?
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    why did you buy that when for $697 you can get a lenovo N200 from bigW with infinitely better build quality, dual core processor, vista business, 120gb hdd, nvidia geforce 7300 graphics...

    ...not all acers are made equally either. my travelmate 6292 is a 12" ultraportable with numerous ports and a dvd multi-burner, with magnesium casing and fantastic build quality, but youd expect that for $2000 retail price. just a shame they cater to the lowest common denominator with their aspire series and get a shit rep because of it
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    installed Ubuntu 8.04

    works very Fast on this machine compared to vista and XP

    open source Rocks
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    good stuff lazydesi

    how does ubuntu go for reading hfs external drives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gameon View Post
    good stuff lazydesi

    how does ubuntu go for reading hfs external drives?
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    Default $500 Acer Laptop Sucks

    why acer ditch M$ and save some$ on this machine and release to public with Ubuntu OS for lessthan $350?

    My experience so far:

    this machine is not fit to run Vista , very very very SLOW

    then i ditched M$ and installed Ubuntu, the machine is toooo FAST.

    Ubuntu cover all the features for general consumer and itś not tricky to use.

    CīMon acer ditch M$ and save some $$$$$$
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    I'd still rather a Mac

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    I'd sooner be forced to use an abacus than use Ubuntu.

    (and yes, I do check it every other release or so)

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    How do you sync your nano and apple tv to Ubuntu?
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    I think there is a market for low priced confusors with Linux. There's at least one not for profit place in Melbourne I know of that takes in old confusors, puts Linux on them and sells them at very cheap prices to people on low incomes.

    I much prefer a Mac though.
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    You can use Amarok for the Nano when using Ubuntu, or run iTunes through Wine. Not sure on the AppleTV, but with the Take2 upgrade you don't need a computer to purchase music, tv or watch podcasts. Not the "Apple Experience", but workable to those who are waiting for a new Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazydesi View Post
    why acer ditch M$ and save some$ on this machine and release to public with Ubuntu OS for lessthan $350?

    My experience so far:

    this machine is not fit to run Vista , very very very SLOW

    then i ditched M$ and installed Ubuntu, the machine is toooo FAST.

    Ubuntu cover all the features for general consumer and itś not tricky to use.

    CīMon acer ditch M$ and save some $$$$$$
    Heheh have you turned on Compiz yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mount View Post
    I think there is a market for low priced confusors with Linux.
    You've really computers me



    (is the above an old confusor?)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
    You've really computers me
    "Confusor".

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    Of course it's slow with 1Ghz of RAM!

    Install the new Kubuntu (with KDE 4), looks farntastic!

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    If it's slow you could try Xubuntu. It's supposed to be faster as it's a bit minimalist compared to Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mount View Post
    I think there is a market for low priced confusors with Linux. There's at least one not for profit place in Melbourne I know of that takes in old confusors, puts Linux on them and sells them at very cheap prices to people on low incomes.

    I much prefer a Mac though.
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    Not too bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryH View Post
    Pentium 4 2.4GHz plus, 512 DDRRam,
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    Not too bad!
    Yes, I think Linux helps to fill the demand for people on low incomes. Let's not forget there are a lot of people out there who are at the risk of being left behind simply because they can't get regular access to a computer.

    Anyway let's see if that Acer laptop will seem better with the right Linux distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mount View Post
    Yes, I think Linux helps to fill the demand for people on low incomes. Let's not forget there are a lot of people out there who are at the risk of being left behind simply because they can't get regular access to a computer.

    Anyway let's see if that Acer laptop will seem better with the right Linux distro.
    yep you are right, I asked a few people in my workplace , only reply I got is I never tried Linux and I dont know how it works or looks like.

    but manufactures can save b/w $100-150, if they shift to open source from M$ and we can see a laptop below $300
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