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Alternative distro on Acer Aspire One 725?

 
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globetrotterdk



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Alternative distro on Acer Aspire One 725? Reply with quote

I need to purchase a new, lightweight laptop that is Linux compatible. I have been looking at the Acer Aspire One 725, which comes with Linpus Linux. Does anyone know if the 725 will work with other Linux versions or has Linpus Linux been tricked out with proprietary drivers?

Some info about the laptop can be found here
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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only Acer kit I've bought with Linpus on has been an Aspire Revo. The first thing almost anyone does after purchasing such a machine is to replace Linpus. I did not see any evidence of any customisation, quite the contrary, the machine worked a lot better with openSUSE (then Xubuntu).
Looking at the hardware spec given in your link one would expect that most of it should work with any recent Linux version.
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globetrotterdk



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Thanks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my aspire 1 is more than happy with any distro after suffering Windoze Vista
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springerbill



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,
I have a second hand acer aspire one zg5 running easypeasy .Super no problem.
Incidentally I have also loaded easypeasy on about 5 or 6 of the early asus eeepc for family and friends no problems .
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globetrotterdk



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of using either Salix OS or Debian on the new machine.
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