OK, I took the plunge today and removed linpus lite in favor of Sidux. Being a long time Debian user, it was a natural fit. Everything worked after the install but required a little tweaking after upgrading the Distribution. Sidux is based on the Sid repository of Debian. The unstable branch. Definately not for the first time linux user. I believe Fedora Core 10 will run on the AAO too which will feel more like linpus.
Well, this entry wouldn’t be complete without a screenshot so here it is:
I found this buried in the Acer Aspire One forums. My Acer box was becoming tattered so I went on the hunt for a carry case. I soon realized that a laptop case would be over kill and checked to the forums to see what everyone else was using. I stumble upon a post that said the Acer Aspire One would fit in a Targus Portable DVD player case! Off I went to the local wally world and picked one up. It fits like a glove!
This is turning out to be quite a machine. I have added three more ham apps to the list. I installed Qtel (Echolink), QSSTV (SSTV), and Xastir (APRS). The only program that has been giving me fits is TLF (Contest Logging). That should only be a matter of time though. I have also installed other things like Firefox 3, Gtkpod (Ipod), and Gpodder (Podcasts). I am surprised at all the complaining in the forums but I am assuming that those are coming from people who are either not familiar with linux or do not want to take the time to learn it. I am sure I will have more later. Here are more screenshots!
In case anyone was wondering what you have to do to upgrade the memory in one of these machines, here is a look. It wasn’t too bad. The hardest part was plugging the keyboard back in (you need really nimble fingers!). I am now at 1.5 GB! Enjoy.
OK, I have a new computer. It is an Acer Aspire One net book. I picked it up off of craigslist for a song!
The first thing I did was undo the “Noob” mode to make it more usable. After that, I took thing apart and added a 1 GB memory module. It is a nice, speedy, usable machine!
Here are some screenshots for you. Will add more later on.