Posts tagged netbook

Acer Aspire Card Reader on Linux

Jan. 4, 2011, 2:32 p.m. netbook , Ubuntu

The Acer Aspire One has a built in card reader. Unfortunately it didn't work out of the box when Fedora was installed on it. The reason is that the main stream kernel does not include a driver for the reader which is actually made by ENE. Dec 27 19:44:52 radnetbook kernel: [ 138.889348] usb 1-5: U ...

Installing Fedora on the Aspire One (D255)

Dec. 30, 2010, 11:59 a.m. broadband , netbook

Trying to figure out why the Aspire netbook ships with Windows 7 Starter. They could have shaved a little bit off the price by shipping it with linux, Instead of charging extra for a useless OS. They don't need to make us go through the trouble of installing linux on our own. Fortunately installing ...

gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Dec. 28, 2010, 11:45 a.m. netbook , security , X11

GPG (or PGP) is something that even geeks often have trouble with so I was happy that I had a working installation of gnupg with keys properly setup. Then I needed to decrypt a file while on my newly aquired netbook running Fedora 14. It seems the GPG package on Fedora 14 is different from what I've ...

Review of the Aspire One D255

Dec. 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. aspire , Macbook , netbook

I've been having the Acer Aspire D255 for two weeks and I just love it. Netbooks are often derided as not having enough processing power for anything useful. Most people just use their computers for browsing, email and word processing and for that even a lowly Intel Atom processor has far too much p ...

From a Macbook to a Netbook

Dec. 7, 2010, 1:29 p.m. Macbook , netbook

A dead Macbook and a netbook.You might think that moving from a Macbook to a netbook is a step in the wrong direction. Nay not so. Not when the Macbook is dead. Not when the macbook required major surgery several times during it's lifetime to keep it running. Will give you more details about these ...