Thursday, August 06, 2009

Linux tricks with the Aspire One

I bought an acer Aspire One about a year ago, so I could have a really portable laptop. Mostly, I use macs, but a new Macbook wasn't affordable at that time, so the linux-based replaced an old G4 ibook.

Here are some really useful links for tweaking the Aspire one. Remeber that these involve monkeying withe the computers operating system. Check the warnings in the following links and prepare to reinstall the system if things go badly. You precede from here on in at your own risk.

The Road to Elysium blog offers Acer Aspire One tricks and tips, including my favourite, disabling the proprietary Acer desktop and replacing it with a more flexible style. I'm using KFce4, with is packaged with the Aspire One when you get it.

A slightly less intrusive set of changes are to be found at Register Hardware. That blog provides Ten Tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One.

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