[clug-talk] OT::New Laptop
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Aug 27 22:37:34 PDT 2006
Mitchell, a quick description of WHY you don't recommend a product would
go a long ways to promoting good discussion. As is, you are basically
stating an opinion - and one that is contrary to the findings of others
on the list. How long ago did you encounter your problems? What
distro(s)? What was your knowledge level at the time? etc....
My laptop, which just so happens to be a recent Acer, works "out of the
box" with Kubuntu. It will work "out of the box" with most mainstream
distros. If you install something like Gentoo, then yes you can expect
to have problems - but that is EXPECTED, only cuz YOU have to configure
the system to your likes/needs.
The only Acer's I know of that *might* have a problem are the ones on
the bleeding edge (technology wise) - but that goes for ANY brand. And
Acer is not known for this approach too often.
Mitchell Brown wrote:
> I don't recommend Acer's for running Linux, they're pretty tricky to do.
> Lots of things don't work.
> If you want more details, email me offlist.
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