Re: Best OS for Acer Aspire one netbook
Any Ubuntu (Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Linux Mint, or regular Ubuntu) should work fine on that computer for those things. I mean, assuming there's no hardware compatibility problems; you'd have to try Ubuntu first from the CD before installing.
Originally Posted by NekoMaster
Your mouse should be supported - usually mice use a standard driver.
Open Transport Tycoon is in the Ubuntu repositories I believe, so it shouldn't be any trouble.
Despite its primitive looks, Minecraft really uses a lot of graphics power. Your netbook uses a very low-end integrated graphics GPU, which is probably underclocked further for low power consumption. Frankly, it's not up to Minecraft, regardless of the operating system.
Minecraft makes my Nvidia GTX260's fan run loudly over time, so there's no way your integrated Intel graphics will work well in it.
Sorry! But I'm sure the rest of your Ubuntu experience will be fine. Your computer is powerful enough for Compiz visual effects and the new Unity interface.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.