I am currently at Java Cafe playing around with my Acer Aspire One netbook. I am really quite impressed with it. In the past, I was not a fan of netbooks but after having Rich‘s Aspire One for nearly 2 weeks, my opinions have changed. Rich needed to have Windows XP Lite and Ubuntu eee installed on his Aspire One. Since I did not have time, I gave it to my student, Tommy, from AIS to do it.
Tommy returned to me this week. I spent a couple days playing with Ubuntu eee on Rich’s Aspire One. Wow, I really love it. The Ubuntu eee Developers did a great job on the desktop GUI.
Yesterday I purchased my own brown Acer Aspire One yesterday from Long Binh Computers. It came with a licensed version of Windows XP Home, not the Lite version. I was asked if I wanted a cracked version of Office 2007 but I declined.
When I got home, I tested Windows XP Home out. Yeah, it is still slow. I then downloaded unetbootin and created a Ubuntu eee LiveUSB. I installed Ubuntu eee relatively easily and booted into Ubuntu. Wow, I am still impressed with the nice Gnome desktop environment.
I managed to update the system but it took most of the night due the poor bandwidth here.
I will test it out at Barcamp Saigon tomorrow hopefully with some pictures of the event. A review of both Barcamp Saigon and the Acer Aspire One will come within the week.
So far, I am impressed………..with the Aspire One. My colleague plans to get one as well.