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 😉