Me, Fedora 10 and my Acer Aspire One A110L – Happy

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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.

Upcoming mods:

  • 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 🙂