Thursday, 3 January 2013

Ubuntu reanimates netbook

I had an essentially dead Acer Aspire One D257 netbook. With Windows 7 Starter, which it arrived with out of the box (along with lots of bloatware) it had become unbearably slow. There were two options: dustbin, or reanimation with Linux. After a failed diversion with Joli OS (which is very pretty but the Wifi resolutely refused to work), I installed Ubuntu 12.10. This works very immediately, and has made the machine a pleasure to use. I also found the preview version of Spotify for Linux, which seems to work well too.

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