Poll: SSD or HDD, Linux or XP

Discussion in 'Acer Aspire One' started by rjm, Aug 27, 2008.

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What version of the Acer Aspire One do you own? [for multiple boot, choose most frequently used OS]

  1. 8GB SSD : Linux (Linpus preinstall)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 8GB SSD : Linux (installed another Linux Distro)

    52.8%
  3. 8GB SSD : Linux (installed XP)

    3.8%
  4. 120/160 HDD : XP (preinstall)

    11.3%
  5. 120/160 HDD : Linux (any)

    17.0%
  6. Other, just to keep you wierdos happy. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":

    15.1%
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    rjm

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    The initial installed base of Linux users is higher since that version was available several weeks earlier, but I suspect the 150X models now outsell the 110L models by a wide margin and the relative percentage of Linux owners is sinking fast.
     
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    PrincessNybor

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    I guess I'm one of the "weirdos". ;)

    I'm running a blue A150 upgraded with a 250 gig hard drive and 1.5 gigs of RAM. It's happily dual-booting Vista Ultimate & Ubuntu Hardy. This is one handy little netbook, and loves cruising around with me in my purse. :D
     
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    That's why I included the catchall. :)

    You are the second or third person to report installing Vista on the A1. It is actually remotely worth it? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    atarione

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    I have a blue a110 for the time being it is running linpus

    however once (if...more likely once) some fully AAO other linux distro options present themselves I'm likely to move to one of them.

    as I keep running into radom pain in the butt things w/ Linpus that kinda tick me off that I know wouldn't be a problem w/ Ubuntu say.


    however the amazingly fast Linpus boot time is pretty sweet however.
     
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    PrincessNybor

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    Absolutely! Performance is much better than I had even hoped, and battery life exceeds that of Windows XP and Ubuntu Hardy by a good margin. I am able to get nearly three hours of "real world" battery life in Vista. I still loaded Ubuntu on here because it's fun to dual-boot, and also as a nod to Linux's consumer breakthrough on netbooks. Hardy makes it super easy to install from within Windows, and it takes a lot of the hassle out of dual-booting.

    All I have to say is, bless Acer for offering a REAL hard drive on the Aspire One, and a standard SATA one at that. This experience has proven to me that, especially in a mobile device, the speed of the storage system is far more important than the CPU speed. I originally had an A110, and my miserable experience with XP was enough to make me sell the unit and order the A150.

    Vista runs perfectly on my little netbook, and I really do have a fully functional computer in my purse now. The fact that this is also one of the cheapest netbooks on the market makes it all the more incredible. Thanks Acer! :D
     
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    Agree, same here. Exchanged the A110 to A150 running Vista really great. I wonder why everbody says an Atom Netbook is not powerful enough to run Vista, thats simply a lie. If your HDD/SSD reaches standard IO rates VISTA runs great and seems to consume less power.

    But as long as you stay on Linpus the SSD Version is as good too.
     
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    davidw58

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    Stick with Linpus Linux - office work, chat, email, watching movies, surfing all smooth. XP & Vista add little save viruses and molusc-like speed.
     
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    New to linux and loving it.

    Both desktop n lappy on vista, slow boot n shut downs .. :(

    Am gratefuil for the quick boot-up n shut down times of linux when i'm at work though.


    150 linux 512mb 120gb hdd
     
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