2008/7/7 James Pluck <papabearnz(a)gmail.com>om>:
Thanks Bruce. Back to the drawing board then :)
All the best in your search. I've just had some fun with an Acer 4315
- $400 after cashback (the latter not so easy to claim as Acer NZ
sends you to the Aussie site, which insists you must be an Australian
As delivered, it didn't work with the wireless router I've been lent.
Scrubbed the Ubuntu 7.10 installed and loaded 8.10 alpha 64-bit. Ian
managed to get it working with his wireless router, but not the one he
lent me! Robert installed Suse 10.3 and he managed to get that
talking - I'm using it now. Also downloaded and installed Poseidon
3.0 (see http://sites.google.com/site/poseidonlinux/
) - really Ubuntu
8.04 in disguise - which I thought may be useful for maths and science
in secondary schools. Am expecting some feedback on that later.
I've ended up with a good portable "play" / emergency / demo computer
- but one with very limited memory options (so I was told when I went
to buy more RAM). The 3 OSs mentioned above all installed (+ a Puppy
file), and I've left room for a 4th.
Downloading Poseidon was an interesting experience. Was using 8.10
64-bit (the only system installed at that time) and the wired
connection at the time but my router/modem kept dropping the
connection. Switched to Puppy 4.0 and got the job done!