Re: I need an Ubuntu netbook recommendation
Here is my update. The Gateway LT2115u works really well with Ubuntu. It is the same computer as the Acer Aspire One 532h.
I have set up about a dozen of these netbooks for friends of mine now. And I decided to run Linux Mint 9 on them. Almost everything works out of the box, and the things that don't (like trackpad edge scrolling) are really, really easy to fix.
Suspend and resume in particular work really well.
The only bug I have found that is not resolved is that sometimes the battery status is reported incorrectly. For example, the icon in the panel reports that I'm on A/C power instead of battery sometimes after booting up. If this happens, I do a quick suspend/resume and it is resolved.
A couple days ago I found the Acer Aspire One 532h on sale at Walmart.com for $248, so I just ordered one. I'll switch to that in the future if everything proves out the same as the Gateway (it should be the identical machine). EDIT: it just arrived. It is the same computer.
If you want to get this identical netbook and use Linux Mint 9, I will post the fixes I have. I think you will be happy with how well everything works and the fact that you are saving money.
Last edited by MountainX; July 28th, 2010 at 03:56 PM.
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