It’s alive!

December 25, 2015

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My Aspire One ZG5 is still kicking! I may look to upgrade in the next year or two but for the most part, it is still fine for light browsing.  The only problem I’ve been encountering is that some applications are no longer produced for 32bit systems… In terms of distros, I tried the Crunchbang […]

Posted in: Antergos, Arch Linux

Linux Mint Debian Edition (xfce)

November 28, 2011

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I’ve now installed Linux Mint Debian Edition on my Aspire One and I have to say I’m pretty happy. No indicators but I can live with that as long as everything works and it does. Moreover, it is a rolling release so that in principle, I never have to install another OS. I downloaded LMDE […]

Posted in: HOWTO, LMDE

Oneiric

October 28, 2011

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I’m extremely disappointed with Oneiric Ocelot (the worst Canonical have put out since, and maybe even worse than, Krappy Koala). The sound indicator is now broken (the scroll wheel no longer works to change the volume) and something is very broken about the 64 bit version (ia32-libs is only installable with a fresh install and […]

Posted in: Oneiric

Natty again

May 6, 2011

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Almost by accident, I tried Xubuntu for the first time in years when I installed it on an old, old Micron for my mom’s use while she’s visiting. I was pleasantly surprised by the absence of Open Office and Evolution and the presence of Ubuntu Indicators (what the heck were Gnome developers thinking)! It looked […]

Posted in: HOWTO, Natty

Natty

April 28, 2011

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I currently have Madbox installed (which is based on Maverick) and  have no plans to upgrade unless Ad-Comp releases a Natty based Madbox. Unfortunately Ad-Comp’s website seems to be down and there is no indication as to if and when he will release a Natty based Madbox.

Posted in: Maverick, Natty

Maverick HOWTO

September 16, 2010

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I’ve installed the beta release of Maverick and I have to say that I am quite impressed. There is one niggling problem with the keyring for which I have not found a satisfactory answer but there is a simple workaround if anyone else has this problem. As with Lucid, I opted for Lubuntu but much […]

Posted in: HOWTO, Maverick

Lucid HOWTO

June 17, 2010

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I’ve finally had a chance to setup and test Lucid on my AAO zg5. I’m giving up on Crunchbang for the time being. I’m tired of hand editing menu entries and although the current alpha release has an XFCE4 version which has built-in automatic menu generation, it’s a little buggy. And when it comes down to […]

Posted in: HOWTO, Lucid