Archive for April, 2009

First taste of Ubuntu on Aspire One

Monday, April 27th, 2009
biting my fingers... but it all went very smoothly.

biting my fingers... but it all went very smoothly.

UNR stands for Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Yup! I got the latest version installed on my little Acer Aspire One. And this is my first blog post with it. 🙂

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Ubuntu 9 for Netbook!

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I bought an Acer Aspire One for almost a year and Linpus has not been that impressive in terms of performance. The update support on the platform seems to be frozen. No new updates are available for the past few months except for the prompt asking me to install the Thai keyboard layout thingy that I don’t need.

And then I read on the tech news that Ubuntu 9 is out and it has a version for netbooks and Aspire One is on the list that it can run on! Hurray! Finally, we have a viable and perhaps a good replacement. And I heard that the new Ubuntu has the driver for the USB bluetooth adapter (Aspire doesn’t come with built-in bluetooth).

However… there are 2 lines of text bugging me, making me think twice before I try it out.

1. Media card reader not hotpluggable. Have to boot the machine with a card in the slot.
2. Recording from microphone stutters when Pulseaudio (audio recording software) is running

Should I try? or should I not? Not that I use the card reader everyday on my netbook. And I never ever used the sound recording feature on my netbook running Linpus.

Aiya!!!! How lah!!! Install or not to install???

A freeware in the making

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Coming soon for Mac and Windows…