Acer to ship 10-inch Aspire One with Linux

By   |  January 30, 2009

Despite earlier announcing that it would only ship a Windows XP version of its 10-inch Aspire One netbook, Acer now says it plans to release a Linux version as well.

A company spokesman said this week that the 10-inch Aspire One would soon be available with Windows XP or Linux and a choice of a 160GB hard disk drive or a 16GB solid state drive.

Acer’s original Aspire One had an 8.9-inch screen and a choice of Windows XP or Linupus, Acer’s customised Linux operating system. The Aspire One 10-inch is expected to be released in mid-February internationally.

Reports of pre-orders in the US pin the Aspire One 10-inch at $349. SA pricing and availability are not known at this point.

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3 Responses to “Acer to ship 10-inch Aspire One with Linux”

  1. Mike
    January 31st, 2009 @ 2:24 am

    When you see Linupus, is your first word association that comes to mind ‘pus’? I hope they did not pay some consultant too much for that name.

  2. rob allen
    January 31st, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    I like – I just hope they have fixed their bios problems – a few of the aspire 1’s get a black screen and will not boot – then you need to flash the bios back to 3305 with a bootable stick – sux

  3. Christopher Brunsdon
    February 1st, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

    Agree on the Linpus. Was originally excited by it but soon nuked it after it failed to install ssh – some dependencies could not be met…? I know understand why many users return Linux based netbooks. I installed Ubuntu8.10 and loving it.

    But the 10″ screen should be nice, not that I’m unhappy with my 8.9″

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