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Linux Mint Debian Edition (xfce)

November 28, 2011


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 […]

Natty again

May 6, 2011


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 […]

Maverick HOWTO

September 16, 2010


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 […]


June 17, 2010


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 […]

Arch linux HOWTO

February 15, 2010


[10-29-2011: These instructions are definitely out-of-date as a number of packages have changed.] [8-28-2011: These instructions may be severely out of date since Arch has released a new install image.] I received my new 1.8″ zif hard drive and as promised, I decided to try out Arch. I started with a base Arch system (including […]

Karmic HOWTO

October 16, 2009


Installing Crunchbang Gather the necessary components: USB thumb drive mini.iso network installer unetbootin Live USB creator ethernet cable Next, install a command line system: Follow the steps detailed at unetbootin for creating a bootable USB flash drive using the mini.iso downloaded earlier. Plug your USB drive into your Aspire One, plug in your ethernet cable […]

Jaunty HOWTO

July 16, 2009


A few weeks ago, I traded my Fujitsu S6240 to a friend for his Aspire One. It might seem like I got the short end of the stick but I wanted something much, much smaller than my Fujitsu for carrying on the train to and from work. My friend wanted something larger since he only […]