So I did it. I took 199 € and got myself a Netbook. I went shopping in the Munich Bermuda Triangle, where you find something like 10 shops, all fighting with eachother over the lowest price.
Walking thorugh all shops, comparing price, performance, design, I finally settled on the Acer Aspire One A110L – 512 MB RAM, 1024×600 screen, 8 GB of SSD, in white.
It gets delivered with Linpus, a Fedora derivative. Ofcourse I didn’t like it. So I put a standard Fedora 10 on the box. With the help of some pages across the internet, some studying and some use of my own knowledge, I am now quite happy with the setup.
Suspend/resume is a snap out of the box. Close the lid – sleep. Open the lid, press the power button, login after three seconds. I like it. I tweaked the font size and some other stuff, but in fact I did nothing special.
- RAM upgrade to 1.5 GB
- Bigger battery
- Find a cool sleeve
- Mythtv and Totem, so I can watch my recordings
I am happy, finally a cool netbook that is mine and I can take everywhere