Hi I after my last laptop (inspiron 1520) died a few days ago I've been contemplating what I should get as a replacement. I've decided to go for a netbook + cheap home built gaming desktop. Anyway all I'd be really be using the netbook for is taking notes, writing essays and watching the occasional video. However it is important that the netbook is fully compatible with Ubuntu (or maybe moblin) and that is where the problem is. I know the aspire one that i want to buy runs on the GMA 500 and I have heard that this card has poor linux drivers. Is this a big deal? How bad is it?
If there's anyone who's currently running ubuntu on a GMA 500 could you please advise me as to whether or not to avoid this netbook?