Last minute Linux toys for Christmas?

21 12 2008

705895Unsure what to get the geek in your life for Christmas? Ive just been looking for a suitable netbook for my parents to take on their travels. Item of choice at present looks to be the AspireOne from Acer, which on the face of it seems ideal. 8.5 inch screen, slightly larger keyboard than the EeePC – a reasonably intuitive GUI that does a good job of making windows users feel less terrified. The underlying distro seems to based on fedora. The platform itself while easy enough for non-geeky users is fairly easy to customise, making it a good choice for those of us who cant resist fiddling. The best bit – Dixons seem to be selling these for about £170 right now. (most of the highstreet stores are a similar price). Have you been good this year? will Father Christmas be leaving you one? Leave a few hints around the house 😉



2 responses

26 12 2008

Im told that these are now down to £149…. and £199 for the version with the 120G hard disk!!

31 12 2008

Well, Im lucky enough to have had one of the 120 gig ones for Christmas. I have published a few tweeks for adding skype, ssh, extra repositories, openVPN and mobile phone connectivity on one of my blog sites –

I will put a more structured guide together on here later

Merry Christmas all by the way and a happy 2009!

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