Acer to ship 10-inch Aspire One with Linux
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.