Linux compatability of Acer Aspireone AO751H netbook?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at
Thu Jul 9 15:23:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Giles Orr wrote:

> 2009/7/8 Walter Dnes <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at>:
> >  The 7/9/10 inch ASUS EEE models have seemed too small for me.  The
> > 11.6" Acer Aspireone AO751H series with 1366x768 screen looks like the
> > best compromise for my needs.  My question is whether anyone here has
> > successfully installed linux (specifically Gentoo) on it after wiping
> > Windows.  I'm looking at the following model...
> >
> I agree with you completely about the screen - which is why I'm
> still using a Dell m700 from 2005 (12" 1280x800 screen).  The Dell
> unfortunately has a 92% keyboard, and that's another place this Acer
> wins: it's a 100% keyboard.  So my initial reaction was "hey, this
> looks great," but then I noticed the processor.  Big battery and
> slow processor = (probably) great run-time, but that "slow
> processor" part is definitely putting me off.  I really wish they
> were throwing the dual core Atom in some of these things (although
> you'd pay for it in shorter battery life).  I guess I'll stay with
> the Dell a bit longer.
> Other than the screen size and a slightly slower version of the
> Atom, it looks pretty much identical to the 10" Aspireones, which
> are very common.  You could probably get a good read on this one by
> checking on the 10" version Linux compatibility?  Or maybe see if
> Canada Computers will let you boot the latest Knoppix disc in their
> demo model?

  i don't think this one's available yet, but it looks sweet:

i'm a big fan of the higher res (1366x768) displays.

Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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