So I have an Acer Aspire One to configure. I first tried the Linpus operating system that was included with it. First impressions of it:
Quick boot time.
Nice user interface.
But then I tried basic things such as updating it which had a really slow server and took about 30 minutes to download a 2MB update, I Couldn't find an option to change this.
So I read up a bit and found it it's actually running XFCE under there so I pressed alt-f2 and typed xfce-setting-show to make the most out of it.
Under this all I could tell that I was using a rather dated version of Fedora and the fact that some of the software was incredibly out of date.
Firefox 2 etc.
What good is a quick booting system when you can't make the most out of it when it's running.
So next I tried OpenSUSE with very little success. Got it to install but network manager just didn't work properly on it so wireless was difficult to get going.
So I thought I'll try Fedora 10 as the original Linpus worked on it which was clearly Fedora based. Now I've never managed to use Fedora properly as it does not play nice with ATI on my computers.
So I downloaded the Gnome liveCD (I prefer KDE Over gnome but I figured KDE 4 might be too heavy for it). I use unetbootin to get it on a flash drive for installation. It's excellent.
It installed in about 3-4 minutes.
It runs really fast and boot times aren't too bad.
The repositories are awesome, some stuff is a bit different from openSUSE but I'm reading up on rpmfusion.
Receives bug and feature updates.
Very stable and reliable.
Automatically selected a reasonable font size for the display.
Default software selection on the LiveCD isn't bad.
I'm very impressed and as soon ATI issues are worked out I may well switch to Fedora on my desktops. Apart from the one I do my work on which will remain as Slackware because I like Slackware.